Khoresht havij

Khoresht Havij Recipe; Make a Tasty Carrot Stew!

Khoresht Havij is one of the types of Iranian stew that originally belonged to the city of Tabriz and is also known as Turkish carrot stew. We recommend this stew to those who are looking for special flavors. Carrot stew is usually cooked with meat, but you can prepare it with white meat such as chicken and turkey. In addition, you can prepare this stew without meat and be completely vegetarian.

Khoresht havij recipe

Ingredients of Khoresht Havij

Mutton300 grams
OnionOne large-size
Tomato paste½ tablespoon
SugarAs needed
Lemon juiceAs needed
Turmeric, salt, black pepper, and cinnamonAs needed
Brewed saffronAs needed
Oil and butterAs needed

How to cook carrot stew

  1. To prepare a delicious Khoresht Havij, peel the onion, wash and chop it into small pieces. Then, put a suitable pot on low heat, and add the onion.
  1. Now, fry the onion a little, and let the excess water evaporates. Next, pour some oil into the pot, and then fry the onion until it becomes light and golden. Now, it is time to add turmeric and black pepper. 
  2. Continue roasting until the aroma of the spices is released. Next, chop the meat, add it to the pot, and fry it until it changes color. Then, add salt and cinnamon sticks to the meat.
khoresht havij prepration
  1. Now mix until the ingredients are combined. Pour boiling water until it covers the ingredients, and let the meat cook for 3 hours. Now, pour prune into a suitable bowl.
  2. Pour water on the prunes, and let them soak for 20 minutes. Peel the carrots, and cut them into pieces.
  1. Put a pan on low heat, pour some oil, add the sliced ​​carrots to the pan, and fry them. Put the lid on the pan, and let the carrots cook. Next, add tomato paste.
fried carrots
  1. Fry the tomato paste until it is completely fried. Add sugar and brewed saffron to the sliced ​​carrots, and fry them for a few minutes. Then add them to the meat mixture, and mix the ingredients. 
  2. Finally, add the soaked prunes along with some lemon juice. 

Note: The stew should not be watery.

How to Serve Khoresht Havij

carrot stew recipe

After 30 minutes, serve the carrot stew in the desired dish with Persian rice. Enjoy your meal.

If you tried this dish and liked it, you will also enjoy the taste of Havij Polo and Shirin Polo.

Do not forget to make this recipe and share it with us. If you also have questions about the Khoresht Havij recipe, please do not hesitate to ask.

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