Every Iranian believes that their mom makes the best Ghormeh Sabzi in the world! Italy is famous for Pizza, Mexico for Tacos, and Korea for Kimchi but Ghormeh Sabzi, the national dish of Iran is second to none. The combination of the sour taste of dried lime, exotic aroma of Persian vegetables, and tender lamb meat on top of soft Persian rice is magical and lets you taste the essence of Persian culture in a single bite. This iconic meat and vegetable stew or as Iranians call it “Khoresht Sabzi” is the ultimate test of cooking skills and gets cooked in different colors, tastes, and styles.
Ghormeh sabzi is almost always served with chelow (Persian steamed rice) or over tahdig, this magnificently crunchy rice formed at the bottom of the pot when making chelow.