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Khoresh-e-Gheimeh in Iran
Place of origin Iran and Iraq
Main ingredient(s) lamb, tomatoes, yellow split peas, onion, dried lime

Gheimeh or Qeymeh (Persian: قیمه‎) is a Persian and Mesopotamian stew of which the main ingredients are meat, tomatoes, lentils, onion and lemon or lime. This stew is garnished with aubergine and usually served with rice.

Iraqi Qeema is made with finely diced meat and crushed chickpeas, and is traditionally prepared on a large communal scale at the annual Āshūrā commemorations in southern Iraq. The name qeema is an ancient Akkadian word meaning 'finely chopped'.[1]


  • Gheimeh Sibzamini (Persian: قیمه سیب زمینی‎) or classic Gheimeh: Gheimeh stew with thin-cut potato fries.
  • Gheimeh Bademjaan (Persian: قیمه بادنجان‎): Gheimeh stew with pan-fried whole or long-cut eggplants.

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  1. ^ Nasrallah, Nawal (2003). Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine. 1stBooks. p. 221. ISBN 978-1-4033-4793-0.