Vavishka Recipe; Ground Beef and Tomatoes

Vavishka is one of the most delicious dishes that is cooked in Gilan. This dish entered Iran after Russia invaded Iran. This popular dish is mainly cooked in Rasht. Vavishka is a type of food prepared with minced meat, potato, and tomato. You can eat this delicious food for lunch or dinner with bread and rice. It is very easy to prepare this dish, So stay with Cooking County.

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How to Make Vavishka?


  • 300 grams minced meat 
  • 2 onions 
  • 2 large potatoes 
  • 1 bell pepper 
  • 4 tomatoes 
  • Salt and black pepper as needed
  • Turmeric and oil as needed


Step One 

To prepare Vavishka, first, peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Wash them with cold water and put them in a colander to remove the excess water.

Step Two 

Chop the onion into small pieces, put a pan on heat and add some oil. Add the onion to the pan and fry for a few minutes until it becomes golden. 

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Step Three

Now, after the onion is golden, add some turmeric and black pepper to the pan and continue frying for another two minutes until you smell the aroma of the spices. Add the minced meat to the pan and fry. 

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Step Four 

Minced meat should be roasted until it changes color. Then, cut the bell pepper into small pieces, add it to the pan, and fry it for a while until it becomes soft.

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Step Five

At this stage, remove the tomatoes’ skin and pour them into the mixer. If you don’t have a mixer available, grate the tomatoes with a grater and add them to the pan. 

Step Six 

Adding tomato paste is optional, but half a tablespoon of tomato paste can both make Vavishka tastier and make the food more colorful. Of course, we should fry the tomato paste well.

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Step Seven

After adding the tomatoes to the pan, put the lid on it and allow the meat to cook well and the water to drain. While cooking the meat, put a suitable pan on the heat and add some oil. 

Step Eight 

After the oil is well heated, we add the potatoes to the pan and fry well until they are completely fried. After the potatoes are fried, we add a little turmeric to make them more colorful. 

Step Nine

Now we have to wait until the water from the Vavishka is completely drained. In the last 10 minutes of cooking Vavishka, we add some salt. 

How to Serve Vavishka?

Finally, put the Vavishka and fried potatoes in a dish and serve it with bread or rice.

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Do not forget to make this recipe and share it with us. It is good to also try Kateh and Naan Lavash at home. If you also have any related questions about the Vavishka recipe, please do not hesitate to ask. 

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