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Khoresht-e fesenjan.jpg
A bowl of chicken Fesenjān, with Persian rice topped by tahdig
Place of origin Iran
Region or stateGilan province
Main ingredientsPomegranate juice, walnuts, poultry (duck or chicken)

Khoresh-e Fesenjān (Persian: خورش فسنجان‎), or simply Fesenjān (Persian: فسنجان‎) (also spelled as Fesenjoon), is an Iranian stew (a khoresh) from Gilan province, Iran. It is flavored with pomegranate paste and ground walnuts (see bazha).[1] It is traditionally made with poultry (duck or chicken).[2] Fesenjān can also be made using balls of ground meat or chunks of lamb, but fish or no meat at all are very unusual. Depending on the recipe, it can have a sweet or sour taste. Fesenjān is served with Iranian white or yellow rice (polo or chelo). It is also eaten in the Azerbaijan Republic.[3]

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  1. ^ Miers, Thomasina (2017-12-15). "Thomasina Miers' recipe for roast winter vegetables with walnut and pomegranate sauce". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-07-26. Richly sweet, subtly sour, with a satisfying depth of flavour from ground walnuts: fesenjan is a tempting Persian stew traditionally eaten during the winter solstice.
  2. ^ "Iran: Khoresh-e Fesenjān". 196 flavors. 2013-09-08. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  3. ^ Davidson, Alan (2014). Jaine, Tom (ed.). The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0199677337.