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Khoresh ( Persian: ) is a generic term for stew dishes in خورش Persian cuisine. The word is a substantive of the verb xordan ( Persian: ) "to eat" and literally means "meal". The word is often misspelt خوردن Khoresht ( Persian: خورشت) in writing, which is attributable to linguistic hypercorrection. An alternative, although rare spelling, is Khorisht.
It generally refers to different
stews in the Persian cuisine, and is typically served beside polo (rice). In Persian cuisines there are many different Khoresh with many unique ingredients. Vegetarian Khoreshes are common. Iranian stews use liberal amounts of saffron to give a distinctive and fragrant taste. The most popular Khoreshes are Khoresh Gheymeh, Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi and Khoresh Fesenjaan. These stews feature in Mesopotamian cuisine also.
Varieties [ edit ]
Khoresh Bādemjān (Aubergine Stew): including aubergines, boned leg of lamb or stewed beef or chicken, onions, turmeric, tomato paste and medium tomatoes
Khoresh Bādemjān Lapeh (Aubergine and Yellow Split Pea Stew): same as previous with addition of yellow split peas and Advieh
Khoresh Bāmieh (Okra Tomato Stew): Stewing lamb or beef, okra, potatoes, onions, fresh lime juice and tomato paste Khoresh Bāmieh Lapeh (Okra and Yellow Split Pea Stew): same as previous with addition of yellow split peas and Advieh
Khoresh Beh (Quince Stew): chunks of lamb are stewed with slices or cubes of tart quince, and yellow split peas; this dish is always served with rice. [1 ]
Khoresh alou Esfenaj ( Prune and Spinach Stew) Khoresh
Fesenjān or Fesenjun (Pomegranate Stew) including duck or chicken, or beef meatballs, ground walnuts, onions, Pomegranate molasses, sugar Khoresh Havij (
Khoresh Kadu ( Zucchini Stew): pan-fried whole or long-cut sliced zucchini, stewed lamb, beef or chicken, onions, tomato paste and whole or split pan-fried tomatoes Khoresh Qārch (
Khoresh Gheimeh (Split-pea Lamb Stew) including Stewing lamb or beef, Split-peas, onions, potatoes, tomato paste and dried limes
Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi (Fresh Herb and Lamb Stew) including Red kidney or black-eyed beans, Fresh fenugreek, parsley, coriander or parsley, spring onions or leeks, boned leg of lamb, onion and dried limes
Khoresh Kangar Khoresh Karafs (Celery Beef Stew) including lamb or beef,
celery, onions, fresh lime juice, mint, and parsley
Khoresh Lubia Sabz ( French Bean Stew)
Khoresh Reevaas ( Rhubarb Stew)
Khoresh Aloo (Prune Stew)
Advieh, and oil are also used in these dishes.
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