Fesenjoon Simply Delicious Lamb Stew Recipe from IRANIAN CUISINE
Fesenjoon or Fesenjan is Delicious an Iranian Lamb stew recipe made with Pomegranate syrup a pomegranate sweet Molasses and Walnuts. 
  • CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Dish
  • CuisinePersian
Servings Prep Time
4People 20Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4People 20Minutes
Cook Time
  • 1Kg Lamb or Goat meat with bone
  • 1/2Cup Sweet pomegranate molasses
  • 1/2Cup Dry Roasted Walnut Paste
  • 1/2Cup Deep Fried brown onion Flakes (Barista)
  • 1Tsp Garlic Chopped
  • 1Tsp Black pepper crushed
  • 2Tblsp Clarified Butter or Ghee or extra lite olive oil
  • 1Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2Cup Hot Water
  • 2Tsp SaltOr as per your taste
  1. Take a Deep Pan or wok.
  2. Make the pan enough heat, then put oil or ghee in it and sear all the meat pieces.
  3. Once the searing process has done keep them aside in a separate bowl.
  4. Now in the same pan or wok put chopped garlic in the remaining oil or ghee for & fry jor just 1 mint in very low gas flame.
  5. After 1 mins add Dry Roasted Walnut Paste and Deep Fried brown onion Flakes or Barista and 1/2 cup water.
  6. Then fry all the ingredients for 5 mins.
  7. After 5 mins add all the meat pieces, Crushed black pepper, Sweet pomegranate molasses to the wok or pan and again mix all the ingredient very well and Now cover the pan with a lid for another 5 mins in low gas flame.
  8. Just after 5 mins uncover the pan and add rest of the water to the wok or pan and cover the pan with the lid for 30 mins in very low gas flame.
  9. When 30 mins done add the salt to the stew and turn off the gas and the cover the stew pot.
  10. Decorate the dish with walnuts & Pomegranate Seeds and Serve this wonderful meat dish with white rice or like me with yellow saffron rice.
  11. Enjoy this dish with your family for any lunch or dinner as a main course.
Recipe Notes

Tips For the recipe

When you cooking lamb or goat meat never ever add salt during the cooking process. Always add salt at the end of cooking or when the meat gets soft or tender.

Trick For Lamb meat Cooking

If you want to cook lamb or goat meat fast just addAreca nutinto the cooking pot and cook the lamb or goat meat in slow flame. After a few mins, you will notice meat is getting softer. It’s a great natural meat tenderizer. This nut has no flavor but remembers to remove the Areca nut before serving the dish.

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Nutrition Facts
Fesenjoon Simply Delicious Lamb Stew Recipe from IRANIAN CUISINE
Amount Per Serving (100g)
Calories 658 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 28g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 348mg 15%
Potassium 1710mg 49%
Total Carbohydrates 77g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 45g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 27%
Iron 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.