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Khoresht Qeymeh

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Showing you how to make Khoresht qeymeh. This is very delicious and one of my favorite Persian dishes!
  Lean beef/Chicken breast boneless skinless 1 Pound, cubed (2 inch peices)
  Grapeseed oil 4 Tablespoon, divided
  Tomato paste 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1⁄2 Large, dice
  Yellow split peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), rinsed
  Turmeric powder 1 Tablespoon
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Limu omani powder 1 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, mince (Optional)
  Lemon pepper powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Dried chili peppers 2 Small (Optional)
  Ginger slices 1 Small (1 inch peice) (Optional)
For the garnish
  Shoestring potatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Pik nik)

1. Dice the onions, cube the lean beef meat, mince the garlic and wash the split peas, keep everything separate.

2. On medium high heat, in a pan sauté onions in oil until golden brown, once browned add turmeric, add the beef and fry for 1 minute.
3. Add limu-omani powder, cinnamon, cumin, lemon pepper, garlic, ginger, pepper, tomato paste, split yellow peas, salt, pepper, and limu-omani's whole (optional).
4. Stir everything together, add water, cover and cook on medium high for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally
5. After 30 minutes turn heat down to medium low and add lemon juice, cook for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
6. After 1 hour add 1 Tablespoon oil and stir.

7. Serve the khoresht qeymeh hot along with shoestring potatoes or plain fried potatoes.

You can substitute the beef with two chicken breast, cut in cube 2 inch pieces.
The longer you cook the khoresht, the better the flavor will be.

If not serving imediately transfer the khorsht qeymeh in a casserole dish and keep it warm in a 180 degree oven.

Things You Will Need
Medium pot

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
Yellow Split-Pea and Meat Stew

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 528 Calories from Fat 265

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g45.6%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 31.7 mg10.6%

Sodium 478.5 mg19.9%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 8.8 g35.1%

Sugars 5.2 g

Protein 25 g50.1%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C 22.9%

Calcium 6.2% Iron 23.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Khoresht Qeymeh Recipe Video, Yellow Split-Pea And Meat Stew