Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this recipe on a blog called Turmeric and Saffron. It is wonderful served with Persian rice and warm pita bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In non-stick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil on medium heat, add half of the chopped onions, saute until golden brown.
  2. Add turmeric and stir well before adding in the garlic.
  3. Add the pound of ground meat and saute until brown.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Mix in the chopped potatoes, the second batch of chopped onions, a cup of water and the tomato paste. Stir well.
  6. Adjust the seasoning and cook on low heat for an hour. Add more water, if needed.
  7. Serve with rice or warm pita.
Most Helpful

Very easy to make, and tastes great! I increased the amount of turmeric a bit, and served on fresh pita bread. I also sprinkled a little feta cheese on it when serving, and it was delicious!

breezermom April 27, 2013

Even though I had a bit of a disaster, this turned out delicious. I made half the recipe, and would saute everything in the pan, but then transfer to a saucepan to finish cooking. Mine was done very fast, like 20 minutes, even though I covered the skillet and reduced the heat - the water was gone, and there was some scorching, alas. Yet it was still really good, even a bit scorched! Just imagine how good it will be properly prepared!

duonyte May 20, 2013

This made a very good dinner last night. Easy, tasty and not too bad in the calorie department. Served with saffron rice, a green salad and Honey Biscotti for dunking in Arabian Nights coffee. It all came together to make a very enjoyable meal. Thanks very much for sharing this recipe. :D

Annacia April 13, 2013