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Khoresht-e Fesenjan ( Pomegranate stew with chicken and walnut)

This sensational dish, is one of traditional Persian stew ( khoresh). Fesenjaan was a ceremonial dish in Sassanian empire (224-651 AD) as new year meal. It is basically made with duck/chicken/beef or lamb meat. Sometimes made with meatballs as well. In some areas, It has sweet taste and and in other areas has sweet-sour taste. Fesenjan is a luxurious, and expensive dish and is served with rice ( polow).


2 large chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
3 medium onions, peeled and chopped finely
200g ground walnut
2 cups of pomegranate molasses
3tbs sugar ( this amount is adjustable: base on your prefer can be more or less)
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp turmeric
pinch of chilli pepper
1tbs saffron water


In a dry pan, over a low heat roast ground walnut and stir it frequently and don’t leave it , because if it burns, taste will change. roast it for about 8-10 minutes until it is golden. Then, dissolve 2 chicken stock cubes in 3 cups of water, pour it over the walnuts. Cover the pot with a lid and let it to cook on low heat for 5 minutes more.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, once hot, add chopped onions. Stirring occasionally. Saute it until soft. Add chicken pieces to onions with some turmeric, that will take away meat smell. Once chicken meat is soft, add walnut sauce, pomegranate molasses, pinch of chilli powder and sugar. Stir it. Allow to cook over a low heat until desired thickness is reached. This dish has sour/sweet taste but yet it’s adjustable and if you prefer more sweet or sour taste, you can adjust seasons. Serve Fesenjan with polow and garnish it with pretty pomegranate seeds.


PS: If you like this recipe, like it and leave a comment and let me know what do you think about it. Thank youuu 🙂



خورش فسنجان
این خورش تشریفاتی و سنتی یکی از قدیمی ترین و اصیل ترین غذاهای ایرانی هست که در زمان امپراطوری ساسانی651-224 میلادی غذای مخصوص نوروز بوده است. خورش فسنجان با استفاده از گردو – رب انار ترش یا شیرین – گوشت قرمز یا گوشت مرغ و اردک و گاهی با کوفته ریزه تهیه میشود.


مواد لازم
دو عدد سینه ی مرغ بدون پوست و استخوان
سه عدد پیاز متوسط ریز خرد شده
دویست گرم گردوی خرد یا سابیده شده
دو پیمانه رب انار
سه ق غ شکر – این مقدار با توجه به طبع شخصی قابل کم و زیاد شدن می باشد
یک ق چ دارچین
یک ق چ زردچوبه
یک ق غ آب زعفران

فلفل قرمز به میزان  نیاز
روغن مایع


طرز تهیه
در یک تابه ی خشک و روی حرارت ملایم گردوی خرد شده یا سابیده شده رو برای 10-8 دقیقه تفت می دیم تا
طلایی رنگ بشه /. گردو مرتبن باید همزده بشه چون فوری میسوزه و مزه اش عوض خواهد شد.
دو قرص عصاره ی مرغ رو در سه پیمانه آب حل می کنیم و روی گردوی تفت داده میریزیم . در تابه رو میگذاریم تا 5دقیقه گردو در آب مرغ پخته بشه.
روغن رو در تابه گرم می کنیم و پیاز خرد شده رو تفت می دیم تا نرم بشه. حالا گوشت مرغ خرد شده رو همراه با زردچوبه به پیاز اضافه می کنیم و مرغ رو هم تفت می دیم تا نرم بشه. زردچوبه باعث میشه بوی مرغ از بین بره.
در این مرحله سس گردو رو همراه با رب انار- دارچین- فلفل و شکر به مواد بالا اضافه می کنیم و میگذاریم روی حرارت ملایم خورش بپزه و به غلظت کافی برسه. این خورش فوق خوشمزه با کته یا پلو سرو میشه.



Hello everyone, my name is Rozina. I am Iranian with Azerbaijani roots. I was raised in Iran but I am living in Scotland. I am passionate about cooking and preparing meals for my family and friends. I tell them the story behind the meal, the pronunciation of their Iranian name and the spices that used in Persian cuisine. I am an archaeologist, photographer, a cooking teacher, and very interested to introduce Persian and Azerbaijani meals, desserts and beverages to people from different cultures, as I love to try food from all over the world. Iranian cuisine is a combination of rice with meat ( chicken, beef, lamb, fish, turkey), nuts, fruits, dried and fresh herbs and vegetables. Iranian food is a celebration of flavor, colour and spices such as: saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, dried rose petals, dried limes, cumin, .... I share my recipes in Farsi/English along with step by step photos of preparation. I take all my own pictures. I have learned my traditional Persian and Azerbaijani recipes from my lovely mother, and she has learned from her mother. Over the years, I have experimented and learned more recipes. Some of my recipes are a fusion Western and Middle Eastern cuisine. Some are forgotten from Persian cooking tables and I try with posting and sharing those ones, to preserve them. All my recipes and pictures are property of rozinaspersiankitchen. I would be pleased if you would mention my site if you wish to use any of them. So, if you are interested to know about Persian /Azerbaijani food taste, you can try my website. I will be glad to hear your ideas about my recipes. :) Thank you for visiting my website.

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