Main ingredients: Herbs, Pinto bean, dried lime, fresh veal meat, usually will serve with rice.

Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh sabzi, also known as Khoresht sabzi, is a traditional herb stew from Iran. It holds the distinction of being considered the national dish of Iran and enjoys great popularity within the country. This flavorful dish has a rich history dating back thousands of years and is believed to have originated in Iran.

The name “ghormeh” is derived from the Ottoman Turkish word ḳavurmeh, meaning “roasted meat,” reflecting the dish’s traditional preparation method. “Sabzi” refers to herbs in Persian, emphasizing the key ingredient of the stew. The combination of aromatic herbs, such as parsley, cilantro, and fenugreek, along with meat (usually lamb or beef), creates a tantalizing blend of flavors in the stew.

At DAMO restaurant in Istanbul, we proudly serve Ghormeh sabzi among our diverse menu offerings. Customers have the option to order rice separately, as it pairs perfectly with this delicious Iranian dish. Whether enjoyed by Iranians or food enthusiasts from around the world, Ghormeh sabzi continues to captivate with its rich heritage and enticing taste.