iranian anar bij stew

Anar Bij Recipe; Make Northern Iranian Stew

Anar Bij is one of the delicious and famous northern Iranian dishes that are relatively easy to prepare. If you look at the appearance of this dish, it is very similar to Fesenjan Stew and Morgh Nardooni; But the main difference is in the vegetable used in this stew, which gives a wonderful flavor to this dish. To make a delicious Anar Bij, stay with Cooking County.

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How to Make Anar Bij?


  • 300 grams minced meat 
  • 200 grams walnut kernels 
  • 2 large onions 
  • 300 grams vegetables (Khalwash, Chochag, parsley, coriander, and mint )
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate paste 
  • Salt and black pepper as needed
  • Turmeric and oil as needed


Step One

To prepare Anar Bij, we first finely chop the vegetables, which include khalwash, chochag, parsley, coriander, and mint, then put a suitable pan on heat and add some oil.

how to suate vegetable

Step Two

Now, add the vegetables to the pan and fry well until they are fried; roasting more vegetables will make the color of the stew darker. After frying the vegetable well, take it out of the pan and set it aside. 

Step Three

Chop one of the onions into small pieces and fry them with a bit of oil in a suitable pot until they become light and golden. Next, grind the walnuts, add them to the pot and fry for a minute.

chop onion

Step Four

At this stage, add the pomegranate paste with salt, black pepper, and turmeric to the pan and fry it a little, then add 4 glasses of water to the pot and let the walnuts cook on medium heat to extract the walnut oil.

how to cook anar bij stew

Step Five

After an hour, add the fried vegetables to the pot and let the stew cook. In the meantime, grate the remaining onion and pour the excess water into a suitable bowl.

Step Six

Add the minced meat to the bowl along with some salt, black pepper, and turmeric, and knead the ingredients by hand for a few minutes until they become entirely sticky. Now cover the bowl with cellophane and put it in the refrigerator.

Step Seven

After 30 minutes to an hour, take the bowl out of the refrigerator; now, we put a suitable pan on the heat and add some oil, then take the size of a walnut from the meat mixture and shape it like a meatball. 

meatball cooking

Step Eight

Put the meatballs in the oil and fry them. After frying the meatballs, add them to the stew and let the stew cook for another hour. 

How to Serve Anar Bij?

Finally, put the Anar Bij in a dish, serve with Iranian rice, and enjoy it.

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