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Khoreshe Havij – Persian Carrot Lamb Stew

Khoreshe Havij is a tasty carrot lamb stew! I can’t believe I didn’t like it as a child! So many years I missed out on this delicious, slightly sweet dish… But the good news is, my Maman recently reminded me of it and gave me her recipe. It’s incredibly easy to make! As with many Persian stews all the magic happens in the pan, all on its own. The prep time is short and sweet!

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Ingredients (for 4 to 5 servings)

1.7 lbs / 0.75 kg lamb leg

1 piece of bone marrow (optional)

1 onion

3 cloves garlic 

1/4 cup tomato puree

4 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 1/2 cup water

2 carrots ( 0.7 lbs / 300g)

2 tsp salt 

3 tsp sugar (or to taste)

2 tbsp lemon juice (or to taste)

Cinnamon powder to serve

Slivered pistachios to serve

Time

Prep: 10 min

Cook: 2 h 40 min

Total: 2 h 50 min

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Method 

Finely chop the onions and garlic.

Cut the lamb into approx. 2 inch large pieces. Fry the lamb cubes in the vegetable oil from all sides until golden brown. Remove the fried meat from the pan.

Fry the onions in the same oil over medium temperature for about 10 min, then add the chopped garlic and fry them a few minutes more together. 

Add the tomato purée, turmeric, and black pepper.

Add approx. 1 1/2 cups freshly boiled water and let it simmer for 10 min, then add the meat back to it. 

Put on the lid and let the stew simmer for 2 to 2.5 h

After 1 h taste the stew and add salt to your liking.

Prepare the rice.

Chop the carrots in a julienne or bâtonnet size.

Bâtonnet chopped carrots | igotitfrommymaman.com

Fry the carrots in 1 tbsp of oil for about 10 min.

Once the meat is cooked add the sugar and lemon juice, then add the carrots and let the khoresh cook for 5 more minutes.

Sprinkle with cinnamon powder and slivered pistachios and serve. Enjoy!


Khoreshe Havij

Course Main Course
Cuisine Persian
Keyword carrots, havij, khoresh, lamb, lamb neck, stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Hami

Ingredients

  • 1.7 lbs lamb leg (0.75kg)
  • 1 piece of bone marrow (optional)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup water (360ml)
  • 2 carrots (0.7lbs/300g)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • cinnamon powder to serve
  • slivered pistachios to serve

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the onions and garlic.

  2. Cut the lamb into approx. 2 inch large pieces. Fry the lamb cubes in the vegetable oil from all sides until golden brown. Remove the fried meat from the pan.

  3. Fry the onions in the same oil over medium temperature for about 10 min, then add the chopped garlic and fry them a few minutes more together. 

  4. Add the tomato purée, turmeric, and black pepper.

  5. Add approx. 1 1/2 cups freshly boiled water and let it simmer for 10 min, then add the meat back to it. 

  6. Put on the lid and let the stew simmer for 2 to 2.5 h.

  7. After 1 h taste the stew and add salt to your liking.

  8. Prepare the rice.

  9. Chop the carrots in a julienne or bâtonnet size.

  10. Fry the carrots in 1 tbsp of oil for about 10 min.

  11. Once the meat is cooked add the sugar and lemon juice, then add the carrots and let the khoresh cook for 5 more minutes.

  12. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder and slivered pistachios and serve. Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoyed this recipe! If you have any questions please let me know in the comments, I’m always happy to help. 

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