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  Bulgur 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lean meat 1 Pound, ground
  Onions 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Hot red pepper To Taste (To)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
  Swiss chard 2 Pound, chopped
  Lamb shanks 1 Pound, boned
  Salt To Taste
  Canned chick peas 1 Pound
  Yogurt 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Garlic/Garlic powder to taste 2 Clove (10 gm), pressed

Soak the bulgur with water for about ten minutes.
Add the ground meat, onion, salt and red pepper.
Moisten your hands with water, knead the mixture about ten minutes to make a soft mass.
Divide the mixture into marble-size balls, fry in hot oil.
Chop Swiss chard, boil five minutes in water, drain.
Place the lamb shank into a large pot and cover with water.
Bring to boil.
Skim the foam from the surface.
Add salt, cover and cook until the meat is tender.
Add Swiss chard, chick peas and meat balls, boil for five minutes more.
Transfer the Borani in a serving bowl.
Serve accompanied with yogurt seasoned with garlic.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7167 Calories from Fat 5063

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 572 g879.3%

Saturated Fat 108.4 g541.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 553.2 mg184.4%

Sodium 4429.6 mg184.6%

Total Carbohydrates 278 g92.7%

Dietary Fiber 62.9 g251.5%

Sugars 32.4 g

Protein 257 g513.6%

Vitamin A 1121.5% Vitamin C 495.3%

Calcium 139.3% Iron 231.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Borani Recipe