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Khoresh (Persian: خورش‎) is a generic Persian term for stew dishes in the Iranian cuisine. The word is a substantive of the verb khordan (Persian: خوردن‎) "to eat" and literally means "meal".

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Khoresh karafs
Place of originIran
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Main ingredientsMeat, vegetables, spices

It generally refers to different stews in the Iranian cuisine, and is typically served beside polo (rice). In Iranian cuisines there are many different Khoresh with many unique ingredients. Vegetarian Khoreshes are common. Iranian stews use liberal amounts of saffron to give a distinctive and fragrant taste. The most popular Khoreshes are Khoresh Gheymeh, Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi and Khoresh Fesenjaan.


Khoresh-e Lape Bademjan
Khoresh-e Gheimeh

Salt, pepper, Advieh, and oil are also used in these dishes.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ramazani, Nesta. "Uses of the Fruit in Cooking". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 2008-10-11.