Saturday, April 9, 2011
Khoresh karafs, Celery with meat Stew
This Stew(Khoresh) is one of the popular dishes, easy but tasty, one of those kinds which can be made by every lazy single person who is not bothered even with boiling an egg!!! what makes this food everyone's first choice is its humble ingredients like celery parsely and beef or stewing lamb and its aromatic flavor along with some sour notes,
you can cook it next time or even now for your supper table or lunch!
Ingredients : served for 4
2 large onions (peeled thinly sliced)
450 gr meat ( stewing meat , I prefer lamb) cut in 1 inch cubes
1 head ofcelery (wash teh celery wall and cut in lengthwise ,This is about the length of an index finger)
3 cups fresh finely chopped parsely 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves finely chopped
2 table spoons dried mint
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon turmeric
Brown onion with meat in one table spoon of oil
Add turmeric and nutmeg and 2 glasses of water , cover and let it simmer for 40 minutes
in a nonstick frying pan, fry the chopped celery in 3 tabelspoons of oil for 10 minutes, add chopped herbs and stir fry it for 10 minutes longer, add dried mint leaves and stir it for 2 minutes more, then remove from the heat, add mixture of celery to the meat , at this stage you can add salt ( if you add salt at the begining of cooking meat, meat will be hardened and it takes along time to be tender)
cover and simmer over the low heat for about an hour or so or until the meat and celery are tender and soft , after an hour add lime juice , simmer for 5 minutes longer, taste teh stew before serving and adjust the seasoning according to your taste,
Serve the stew with rice!
PS: I forgot to take pictures from cooking process!