How to make ghorme Sabzi, the most popular persian Stew


15 oz (425g) Kidney Beans
1 Medium Onion
2 Garlic Cloves
2 Dried Limes (Limo Amani)
1 lb (453g) Stew Beef
1 Bunch Leek Chives, Fenugreek Leaves, Parsley
Salt, Ground Chili Pepper
Persian spice mix (Advieh)
Advieh, stew seasoning, advieh khoresht
1 Tbsp Tomato Paste


1- Dice the onion.
2- Dice the garlic cloves.
3- Soak the dried limes for 15 minutes.
4- Chop the beef.
5- Mince the herbs (leek chives, fenugreek leaves and parsley).
6- Boil 5 Cups of Water.


1- Fry the diced onions and garlics in small pot with 2 tbsp vegetable oil until translucent and golden.
2- Add the chopped beef to the pot, stir and fry along until brown.
3- Add boiling water to the pot until it covers the mixture.
4- Cover the pot with the lid and let it simmer for 60 to 90 minutes.
5- Fry the herbs in pot with 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
6- Add the fried herbs to the beef mixture pot.
7- Add the kidney beans to the pot.
8- Make few holes into the soaked limes and add them to the pot and stir.
9- Now add ground chili pepper, salt, Persian spice mix (Advieh) as preferred.
10- Add 1 tsp tomato paste to the pot and mix thoroughly until well mixed.
11- Cover the pot with the lid and cook for 30 minutes.


Ghormeh Sabzi is one of the most famous Iranian foods that has been around from the ancient Persia for thousands of years. Its main ingredients are 70% fresh herbs and veggies. Ghormeh Sabzi contains high amount of vitamin C and dietary fiber. It is rich in Iron and low in sugar and saturated fat. 3.5 ounces (102 grams) of ghormeh sabzi has 186 calories. All of vegetables used in ghormeh sabzi contain high level of anti-oxidants.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from fat 25
Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.8g4%
Cholesterol 00%
Sodium 190mg8%
Total Carbohydrates 25.4g8%
Dietary Fiber 6.8g  27%Sugars 1.5g

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