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Azerbaijani Minced Meat Qeema

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: qeema, rice, Persian eve dinner,Ardebil,Azerbaijani qeema, minced meet,
Servings: 3
Author: Rozina Dinaa
Cost: £6


  • 400 g minced meat, beef or lamb
  • 2 large onions, finely diced
  • 4 tbsd barberries (Zereshk), washed
  • 3 tbsp yellow split peas, cooked
  • 1 tbsp steamed saffron (saffron water)
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Salt - pepper to taste


  • Heat oil on medium heat then add in onion and saute onion until tender. Stirring frequently.
  • Then add ground meat, turmeric, ground cinnamon, season with salt and pepper. Fry meat until colour changes to brown. Reduce heat to low.
  • Now add washed barberries (Zershk زرشک ) and lemon juice. Gently mix together.
  • Stir in pre cooked yellow split peas and saffron water..
  • Cover the pan with a lid an allow to cook over low heat for 10 minutes Serve it with steamed rice/pilaf or make naan wraps out of it.