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Carrot- prunes stew ( خورش هویج با آلو)

One of classic stews from Iran is called carrot prunes stew that comes originally from Tabriz city an old and famous city in NW of Iran. Carrot is called Havij, and Purne is called Aloo in Farsi language.


This stew is a festival of colour, flavor and beauty. Combination of lamb meat, carrots, prunes with Persian saffron, turmeric, fresh lime juice, …. just create a sensational dish.



  • 2 large carrots, spiralized or grated
  • 1 lamb shank
  • Handful dried prunes
  • 2 medium onions, finely sliced
  • 1 lime or lemon juice
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2tbsp Persian saffron water
  • Vegetable oil



Wash carrots before peeling. Then spiralize them. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry carrots until golden. Transfer carrots to a plat and add one of chopped onion to the same pan. Fry until golden brown.

In a pot with water, add lamb meat, and one of chopped onion. Leave to cook until tender.

Once meat is cooked, add fried onion, turmeric, saffron water, season with salt and pepper, squeeze over the lime juice and add 1 cup boiling water.


Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes.

Serve with steamed rice.

خورش هویج تبریزی

یکی از خورش های سنتی و خوشمزه ی تبریزی خورش هویج آلو هست . ستاره ی این غذا همونطور که از اسمش معلومه هویج هست. این خورش خوش رنگ و لذیذ را میشه با گوشت گوسفندی – گوساله و یا مرغ تهیه کرد. هویج هم رنگ بسیار زیبایی به این غذا میده و طعم شیرینش همراه با ادویه هایی مثل زعفران ایرانی – زردچوبه – آبلیمو-… یک خورش خوش آبرنگ رو درست میکنه که طعمی شیرین و ترشی رو همراه داره.

مواد لازم

دو هویج درشت خلالی خرد شده یا رشته شده

سیصد گرم گوشت ماهیچه

دو عدد پیاز متوسط نگینی خرد شده

مقداری آلوی خشک

یک ق غ آبلیمو ترش تازه

نصف ق چ زردچوبه

دو ق غ آب زعفران

نمک و فلفل به میزان لازم

روغن گیاهی


طرز تهیه

هویج ها را شسته و پوست میگیریم و به صورت خلالی یا رشته شده خرد کرده و سرخ می‌کنیم تا طلایی شود.

سپس یکی از پیازهای خرد شده را در همان تابه سرخ میکنیم.


گوشت ماهیچه را همراه با پیاز دوم و مقداری آب داخل قابلمه ریخته ومیگذاریم گوشت پخته و نرم شود.وقتی گوشت حاضر شدپیاز سرخ شده – زردچوبهآب زعفراننمک وفلفل و آبلیمو را همراه با یک پیمانه آبجوش به گوشت اضافه کرده و میگذاریم خورش با حرارت کم برای بیست دقیقه بماند تا جا بیفتد.

خورش هویج آلو را با پلو یا کته سرو می کنیم.

نوش جان



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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