Khoresh Gheimeh - Persian Split Pea Stew

Jan 25, 2009 by ferial256 | 1 Comments| Share it:   



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Khoresh Gheimeh is a very popular dish in Iran.


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 3

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  • 400 grams / 14 ounces lamb or beef
  • 6 TSP (for every person 2 TSP) yellow split peas
  • 2 medium onions
  • 5 dried limes
  • 2 TSP tomato paste
  • 1 potato
  • 3 cups rice
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • cinnamon
  • saffron

Step 1

Chop the onions.


Step 2

Pour some oil in a pan and fry the onions.


Step 3

Rinse the split peas.


Step 4

And fry them with the onions.


Step 5

Add the chopped lamb or beef.


Step 6

Cook 3 cups of rice with water and 1 tsp salt and 1 TSP oil. Water should be the same as picture from the rice surface.


Step 7

After frying, put them in the pot and add water. Let cook for 2 hours at a low temperature. In order for this to become delicious, you must take be patient.


Step 8

After 2 hours, check that the meat and split peas have cooked. If they have, add all seasoning (it's up to you) and tomato paste and let cook for 30 minutes. During this time check if it needs water and if so, add some.


Step 9

Take the dried lemon and make some holes with a fork and add it to the broth. Let it cook for 30 minutes.


Step 10

Cut up the potato and fry it like you are making thin french fries.


Step 11

Pour the broth in a bowl and garnish with the fried potato. Serve with rice.

Now that you have learned how to make khoresh gheimeh - persian split pea stew, please be sure to view these other lamb recipes. Also, you will love these Middle Eastern recipes.


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user does not have an avatar sophie williams

Dec 13, 2011

I love this food!

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