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Khoresh-e-Fesenjan Recipe (Ground walnut stew) By Chef Shai


It’s a Persian dish and its very common in Iran. You can also make it with meatballs instead of chicken.


Ingredients Of Khoresh-e-Fesenjan

  • 1 kg chicken pieces
  • 1/2 packet nihari masala
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 400 gm. walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup green coriander leaves, chopped
  • 6 green chilies
  • Fried potatoes for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste

Method Of Khoresh-e-Fesenjan

  • Grind walnuts in a blender.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onion and fry till it turns golden.
  • Add chicken, sugar and nihari masala. Fry and then add tomato paste.
  • Add walnuts, lemon juice and water. Cook till oil appears on the surface.
  • When gravy gets thick, take it out in dish.
  • Garnish with green coriander leaves, sliced green chilies and fried potatoes.
  • Serve hot with boiled rice.


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