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Ghormeh Sabzi (Veal and Kidney Bean Stew) Recipe

Fenugreek, an aromatic dried herb, gives this hearty stew its distinctly floral flavor. 

Ghormeh sabzi is a herb stew. It is a popular dish in Iran, and Azerbaijan and is often said to be the Iranian national dish. The history of ghormeh sabzi goes back at least 500 to 1,000 years.

SERVES 4–6

Ingredients

¼ cup canola oil
1 lb. veal shoulder, cut into 1″ cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp. ground turmeric
1 large yellow onion, minced
2 cups minced parsley
1½ cups minced cilantro
2 bunches scallions, minced
2 cups dried kidney beans, soaked overnight, drained
1½ tbsp. dried fenugreek
4 dried black limes
Lavash or pita, for serving

Instructions

Heat oil in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Season veal with salt and pepper. Add to pan; cook, turning, until browned all over, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate; set aside. Add turmeric and onion; cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add parsley, cilantro, and scallions; cook until dark green, about 8 minutes. Return veal to pan with beans, fenugreek, limes, and 4 cups water; boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until limes have softened, about 10 minutes. Pierce 2 limes with a paring knife; cook, partially covered, until veal is tender, about 1½ hours. Serve with lavash.

Source: Saveur Magazine Issue #145

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