Beef and Herb Khoresh

    1 hour 40 min

    This is an Iranian (Persian) dish and i found the recipe in an old cookbook. It says there are Vegetarian versions so if anyone has one, please let me know!


    Wiltshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
    • 1 Large Onion - chopped
    • 450g Stewing Beef - cubed
    • 2 teaspoons Ground Turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
    • 600ml Cold Water
    • 25g Fresh Parsley - chopped
    • 25g Fresh Chives - chopped
    • 400g tin Red Kidney Beans - drained
    • juice of 1 Lemon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the Oil in a large pan and fry the Onion for 3-4 minutes until lightly coloured. Add the Beef and fry for another 10 minutes until browned on all sides. Add the Turmeric and Cinnamon and cook for another minute, then add the Waterand bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 45 mins, stirring every now and then.
    2. Heat the remaining Oil in a pan and then fry the Parsley and Chives over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time.
    3. Add the Kidney beans and the fried Herbs into the Beef, along with the Lemon Juice. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste, then simmer the stew for a further 35 minutes to allow the sauce to reduce and thicken slightly. Once the meat is tender, serve on a bed of rice or cous-cous

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    This is an absolutely delicious meal, but it looks quite different than the picture. We use way more herbs. If you want the vegetarian version you just want to eliminate the meat or replace it by mushroom or tofu cheese.  -  12 Sep 2014


    Followed the instructions to the letter and it looks nothing like the photo in the recipe. Gotta say it was delicious. Will definitely cook it again  -  06 Mar 2017


    Great! The lemon really makes it.  -  13 Feb 2015