"I found this recipe on a blog called Turmeric and Saffron. It is wonderful served with Persian rice and warm pita bread."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




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

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  1. breezermom
    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!
  2. duonyte
    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!
  3. Annacia
    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 Recipe #323035 for dunking in Recipe #213525 coffee. It all came together to make a very enjoyable meal. Thanks very much for sharing this recipe. :D
  4. The Spice Guru
    Simple, hearty and delicious! I used ground lamb, extra-virgin olive oil, and served it over basmati rice. I've never eaten dopiazeh until now -- and I will definitely make this again! Thank you Miss Fannie, for sharing this recipe. UPDATE: I used the leftovers (including the rice) to make stuffed cabbage -- very good! Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2013.


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