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Khoresht with Sabzi Polow

4.9/5 from 106 Customers

This fragrant Persian stew, or Khoresht, is flavoured with cinnamon, cumin, saffron and dried black lime. We’re serving it with a delicious mint and garlic butter-coated yogurt and aromatic rice.

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5 minutes

1 hour 10 minutes

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The spices used in Persian cooking are quite subtle to enhance the flavours of the other ingredients rather than overpower. This fragrant Persian stew, or Khoresht, is flavoured with cinnamon, cumin, saffron and dried black lime. We’re serving it with a delicious mint and garlic butter-coated yogurt along with sabzi polow - sabzi means ‘green’ in Persian, which in this instance refers to the dried herbs in this lovely aromatic rice dish.

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Recipe

5 minutes

1 hour 10 minutes

1/5

Serves

Serves 4

Effort

Low Effort

Main Ingredient

Lamb

Dietary

Vegetarian

Veggie Friendly

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste

Fragrant

Meal Taste

Mild

Meal Taste

Sweet

Origin

Popular Style

Middle Eastern

Country

Iran

KHORESHT SPICES: Cinnamon, coriander, cumin, black lime, black pepper, saffron
RICE HERBS: Dill, parsley, coriander, chives
WILD MINT: Wild mint, mint, garlic

May contain traces of celery, sesame and mustard

  • 500g diced lamb or substitute with 2 medium aubergines for a veggie version
  • 2 small onions
  • 300g full fat natural yogurt (not Greek or set yogurt)
  • 60g butter
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 300g rice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Large lidded pan
  • Medium lidded saucepan
  • Small saucepan

Product Rating (106):

5/5

Remaking a favourite!

That's one of our old favourites too Seonad (in fact we've never taken it off the list of kits since we first made it)! Glad to hear you enjoy it so much!

5/5

Another delicious Spicery easy kit! The rice in particular was lovely.

This is a favourite at Spicery HQ too, so glad you enjoyed it!

4/5

Very tasty, great for a cold winters day.

wowww the mint and garlic butter-coated yogurt looks seriously creamy and delicious! We love the beautiful patterned crockery too- delightful!

5/5

Excellent flavours! We tried the vegetarian version with aubergines and found it sensational and really easy to prepare. Very recommended.

Great use of the humble aubergine! Happy spicing!

5/5

I got brought a subscription for my birthday. Me and my boyfriend absolutely loved making this dinner and enjoyed it very much. Super delicious and fun !

That's great! Happy spicing!

5/5

At last a wonderful mild dish with no screaming heat. We loved it. Could we have more MILD dishes please

That's great! Happy spicing!

5/5

The Burnt Mint Raita didn't add a lot but the aubergines were fantastic in this delicate meal. We added a kachumber Salad and that was a joy too. An absolute delight for a Friday Night. Thank You.

Yum - looks great!

5/5

This came in our Family Favourites bundle. It is hard to believe such amazing flavours came from a very easy kit to make! Everyone loved it, and the flavours stay with you long after the meal is done, leaving you wanting more. We will definitely be ordering more of these once they're back in stock. We used chicken this time, but we want to try it with aubergine.

Amazing, glad everyone really enjoyed this! Let us know how you get on using aubergine- happy spicing!

4/5

A really tasty recipe, I've never tried Persian cuisine before. I used lamb mince instead of chunks of lamb, and made meatballs, which worked really well with the dish. Plus I added in some aubergine for good measure. Delicious!! Thank you Spicery!

YUM this looks fantastic- great shout adding in the aubergine too!

4/5

Interesting flavours and we enjoyed it. The sauce didn’t really thicken for me and unfortunately we’re really struggling to get lamb. I am sure it would’ve been much better with the right meat! Still a tasty dinner and it was nice to try something different :o)

Glad you enjoyed this, everything looks great to us! Happy spicing!

5/5

My daughter bought me the family pack as a Christmas present because she knows I love cooking and traveling and I loved them, I'm now going to buy the adventure kits.

When you love to travel but can't go anywhere right now, we hope this dish transported you to Persia - at least just for a little while! We can't wait to see what you make with you adventurous kits!

5/5

This was simply stunning. I did the lamb version and can’t wait to try it veggie style next. The yoghurty part was outstanding - my wife was drinking it straight from the bowl. Try it now!

Yum - great job, Andrew! We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed this elegant Persian stew. Happy spicing!

5/5

This one was just delicious and made the kitchen smell amazing!

Thanks for your lovely review, Rose - we're so pleased to hear how much you loved both the flavour and fragrance of this subtly spiced Persian dish!

4/5

RE-ordered this dish as we enjoyed it so much last time

5/5

Excellent service

5/5

I love The Spidery. Their spices are very high quality and as fresh as can be. Their spice kits are a weekly treat for us; always something new and interesting and always easy to follow.

5/5

Truly excellent service - great choice and super prompt delivery

5/5

Brilliant online service. Good delivery. Excellent instructions

5/5

Quick delivery of excellent products

5/5

Great value for money, free delivery, amazing meals

5/5

Great info on website, kept updated on progress of order. Love the Spicery

5/5

Clear website, good descriptions of items, prompt service

5/5

Took this on holiday with us to Norfolk, it made a really special meal. I think the Spicery should include rice spices in their spice products.

5/5

Quick delivery. Easy to follow recipe. Awesome taste

5/5

Order, purchased as a gift, arrived really quickly. Bought add a gift as I absolutely live the simplicity and taste of the recipes!

5/5

First class service as always.

5/5

Delivered efficiently

4/5

Good for vegetarians. Nice to try a different cuisine.

5/5

Excellent service as my choice of purchase was accepted, acknowledged and I was updated as to when it was despatched and when it would arrive. I am a previous Spicery customer so I knew the quality would be good. We had our first curry tonight from the ba

5/5

The website is easy to use and delivery was fast. What more could you ask for!

5/5

Easy to make contact and rectify my mistake with address. Spice packets look great, neat packaging that is practical- they'll stand up tidily in the cupboard. So pleased I found them, will be back!!

5/5

Every time I order from them it is there within a couple of days. If you need to contact them for any reason there is a real human being who is really helpful. It's a 10 out of 10 service

5/5

I'm now a complete convert and regularly order. The recipes are so easy, you just need half a dozen ingredients that I usually have anyway and they take about 20 mins to prepare. So easy and tasty. Highly recommend!

5/5

Great, made it with mince beef rather than lamb and loved it

5/5

Prompt delivery. Good flavour and very easy to follow recipes. I like that all the ingredients to buy are easy to find and mainly things I buy anyway. A great way to add variety to our meals.

4/5

Not quite my taste but well priced and good quality.

5/5

Very tasty, Another one in the good books

5/5

We love the spicery , always good service and quality product

5/5

As always, fantastic value, quality, and service!

5/5

Would definitely recommend them - my order was with me very quickly!

5/5

Great service.

5/5

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5/5

Repeat order and very tasty

5/5

Delicious and different enough from Indian curries to feel original. The mint yoghurt is very refreshing although take care not to burn the mint.

5/5

Virtually instant delivery, lots of new things to try - great!

5/5

I would buy from here again - service was excellent and I received my order through within days. I'd visited their premises for a meal and tour and we were made to feel very welcome and looked after.

1/5

Wait not tried yet give me a chance

4/5

Delicious and very easy instructions.

5/5

Excellent service, my spices arrived quickly!

5/5

Baught these products several times for myself and family. We love the variation and how well put togethet and clear the recipe cards are. This makes a great gift especially for those with adventurous taste buds!

5/5

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5/5

Same comment as above re. Butter Chicken

5/5

Excellent product and service. My order did not arrive but after a telephone call they sent out a replacement that arrived within two days. Great customer service.

5/5

The service I received from the Spicery was excellent again; the only reason for not 'awarding' a full house of stars was that delivery was a couple of days slower than anticipated ~ obviously I cannot comment where the delay in the system was. The kit was easy to use and my friends enjoyed the meal I cooked. One suggestion, possibly the Spicery could point to sites with recipes for side dishes for the main meal. I cooked the Trinidad Chicken Curry and found a couple of Caribbean side dishes which complimented the curry.

5/5

Difficult to find vegetarian options without ordering a subscription. It would be helpful to have all the recipe kits clearly marked if suitable for vegetarian options, and to have more options outside the subscription. Also, I didn't realise until I phoned that if I log in I get a wider choice of kits including some ex-subscription kits. However, staff on the phone were very pleasant and helpful, and ordering online was fine once I had chosen the kits.

5/5

Love it. Superb flavours. Will be buying again

5/5

The Spicery always give most excellent service.

4/5

Have had before another taste of the orient you don't get every day.

5/5

Very speedy delivery - next day! Haven't tried any of them as they are all Christmas presents but the stuff we've had from the Spicery has laways been very good.

5/5

Lovely flavour. Easy to use.

5/5

Great products, successful curries every time.! Easy to use website & fast delivery.

5/5

Easy to cook from conrner-shop ingredients producing amazing flavours and using accessible cooking techniques. I used this for a dinner party and it worked really well. Plus I got the leftovers for lunch at work. All happy.

5/5

Excellent idea really well done.

5/5

Fast service and great currys with easy to follow instructions and ingredients.

5/5

Beautifully packed and presented. Really fast service, as was promised.

5/5

Delivered straight away Have only tried one of the six meals ordered but was liked by all that ate it

5/5

This is a great way for easy, delicious meals. Good value for money without having the hassle of buying many spices and never having the right ones!

5/5

Lovely, spicy, melt in the mouth lamb, loved the minty yoghurt side dish and the rice was so tasty.

5/5

Good spices that arrive promptly. We have had some great food and some good food but it feels authentic. Nicely done.

5/5

Fantastic service and we are really enjoying the weekday simplified recipies

5/5

No problems ordered and stuff with me within one week good instructions on how to make dishes well thought out

5/5

Great spice kits, very easy to use and give great flavours to each dish

5/5

Not tried yet, but if like the rest of the kits it will be great!

5/5

Big thumbs up from everyone.

5/5

Very good service received them next day only thing to make service better ---free delivery on every thing haven't tried the new items yet but if they are to the same standard they will be excellent

5/5

The Spicery's kits are really great. Simple to follow instructions and very tasty meals. It is a great introduction to cuisines that I have never tried before.

5/5

Have ordered and used before, but this time was for a gift. really quick delivery. great looking packs.

5/5

Very quick, positive and through the letter box.

5/5

Response time is always immediate. Beautifully packaged, fun and informative. Have recommended on numerous occasions

5/5

I have purchased gift packs from the spicery twice now and will do again in the future and have happily passed on their details to friends and family. We found out about them by receiving a gift pack of curry spice meal kits ourselves. The meals we have cooked with the kits have all been delicious. The items are well packaged, arrive quickly in the post and the instructions are easy to follow. We were particularly surprised and pleased to receive a freebie pack of spices with our order! Cannot fault, excellent service and products.

5/5

Prompt delivery, good packaging and the spice mix we've tried so far was lush!

5/5

Excellent prompt delivery

5/5

Great service, items delivered quickly and presented really well

5/5

Items bought as a Christmas present, and have made many purchases from this company, highly recommend ............

5/5

This kit was something I had never tried before and it was lovely. So easy and so flavourful. Would certainly buy from the Spicery again!

5/5

Fantastic for gifts, every meal has been beautiful.

5/5

Really delicious food, easy to prepare and a lovely rounded meal. Not what I'd usually choose but this opened my eyes to Persian food!

5/5

Speedy and nicely packaged for a gift

5/5

Excellent service and very prompt

5/5

I haven't used this yet but it looks great.

5/5

Amazingly quick delivery and great quality packs.

5/5

I give each meal from the spicery a rating out of 10 this was my first and I gave it a 9

5/5

Easy recipe to follow, great taste! Will order again.

5/5

Very tasty and easy to put together

5/5

Great options and speed of delivery

4/5

Great products and a great idea and a wonderful service, love it

5/5

This recipe is so tasty we just couldn't stop eating it and two of us ate enough for 4 people!

5/5

This is a dish I have made several times and it is gorgeous.

5/5

We really enjoyed it! Very easy to do.

5/5

Love love love the kits! I buy them as gifts for me fiance so I get to enjoy cooking and eating them with him! Always delicious. Well packaged and quick service:)

4/5

Arrived 2 days later, brilliant instructions on recipe, tastes great!

5/5

I was sent this as a free sample when I first got my subscription,once I made it I was so impressed I bought a second straight away! Lovely flavour,so easy to follow,the lamb was delicious & the rice so much nicer than normal plain rice.

5/5

Was bought a 3 month subscription last Christmas and loved it. Have bought lots of different spice mixes ever since. Highly recommended. Xxx

5/5

Now this is THE favourite. Absolutely delicious and one of tne quicker to prepare recipes, although none of them take a really long time anyway. Great to serve up such a gorgeous tasting meal virtually at the drop of a hat.

5/5

Tasty as ever and easy instructions to follow

5/5

This is my 2nd time to try this and I think it will become one of my regular kits.

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