Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Ghormeh Sabzi - Persian Green Stew Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Ghormeh Sabzi - Persian Green Stew

    Ghormeh Sabzi - Persian Green Stew. Photo by Jaiyla

    1/7 Photos of Ghormeh Sabzi - Persian Green Stew

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 50 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    Molly53's Note:

    An exquisite Iranian dish.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Trim meat and cut into 3/4" cubes.
    2. 2
      Fry onion over medium heat in half of the oil until golden.
    3. 3
      Add turmeric and fry for 2 more minutes.
    4. 4
      Increase heat, add meat cubes and stir over high heat until meat changes color and begins to turn brown.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat.
    6. 6
      Add water, drained kidney beans, salt and pepper to taste.
    7. 7
      Cover and simmer gently for about an hour or until meat is tender.
    8. 8
      Fry potatoes over high heat in the remaining oil until lightly browned.
    9. 9
      Add to sauce, leaving oil in the pan.
    10. 10
      Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
    11. 11
      Add prepared vegetables to frying pan and fry over medium heat until wilted.
    12. 12
      Add to sauce, then add dried limes (or lime juice), cover and simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.
    13. 13
      Adjust seasoning and serve with white rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 09, 2012


      The vegetable mix for this dish can be purchased in Iranian groceries here. I haven't made it for years and couldn't remember the recipe when I found the "lost" bag with the dried veggies in the depth of my pantry. This was exactly what I was looking for - love it :D Thanks for posting!
      Made for Healthy Hearts Find The Tags / Diabetic Forum Feb. 2012.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on September 09, 2012


      My father is Persian and would make this dish growing up all the time. Although there are variations of this dish, this recipe was easy to follow and tasted just like I expected it to -- delicious! I used stew meat so it was already cut and only let it simmer for about 30 minutes instead of the full hour. I still got the same great taste. I am adding this to my recipe box!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on July 28, 2013

      Oh my God, this recipe is spot on! I did use the fenugreek seeds and of course the dried limes, which I got at a middle east market. Absolutely delicious. Anyone else wanting to try this and has never before had Persian food, be sure and eat this with Basmati Rice. Any other rice would be a sin. I cook my rice with saffron.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (5)


    Nutritional Facts for Ghormeh Sabzi - Persian Green Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (379 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 356.9
    Calories from Fat 184
    Total Fat 20.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 98.4 mg
    Sodium 207.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 33.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried limes

    garlic chives

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes