1. Ghormeh Sabzi (Green herb stew)
This Traditional Persian herb stew is known for its savory, sweet, and sour taste. Seared beef or lamb is combined with sautéed fresh herbs, kidney beans, and tangy dried limes before being slowly cooked to perfection. This succulent stew is the perfect mealtime comfort food, and it tastes even better as leftovers the next day. While it does take over an hour to cook, this dish is easy to prepare and definitely worth the wait. Serve it steaming hot over a bed of basmati rice for a hearty and filling meal.
2. Gheymeh Stew (Beef and Split Pea Stew)
Gheymeh, a succulent beef, and split pea stew, has been served in Persia for centuries and continues to be enjoyed by people all over the world. The meat is usually sautéed with onions and tomatoes before being simmered with split peas, dried beans, or lentils. Flavorful seasonings such as turmeric, cinnamon, and pepper are often added.
3. Koobideh Kabob (Ground beef kabob)
A kabob is a popular dish made of ground lamb or beef mixed with onions and spices. Some common spices used in kabobs include cumin, paprika, and coriander. Once the meat is flavored with these spices, it is formed into small balls or patties and then grilled over hot coals. Kabobs are often served in fancy restaurants or outdoor food shacks. If you’re walking around and catch a whiff of something delicious, chances are it’s coming from a kabob stand!