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Khoresh karafs
Type Stew
Place of origin Iran
Serving temperature .
Main ingredients Meat, vegetables, spices
Cookbook: Khoresh  Media: Khoresh

Khoresh (Persian: خورش‎‎) is a generic term for stew dishes in Persian cuisine. The word is a substantive of the verb xordan (Persian: خوردن‎‎) "to eat" and literally means "meal". The word is often misspelt 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 Koreshs are common. Iranian stews use liberal amounts of saffron to give a distinctive and fragrant taste. The most popular Khoreshs are Khoresh Gheymeh, Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi and Khoresh Fesenjaan. These stews feature in Mesopotamian cuisine also.


Khoresh-e Lape Bademjan
Khoresh-e Gheimeh

Salt, pepper, Advieh, and oil are also used in these dishes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ramazani, Nesta. "Uses of the Fruit in Cooking". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 2008-10-11.