Grape Molasses Glazed Chickpea + Carrot Patties

Kabab-e Moshti-e Esfahani


Preparation info

  • Serves:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

You can choose between two different glazes here: one with grape molasses, lime juice, and saffron; and the other with tomato paste, vinegar, and grape molasses. Try these patties both ways—you won’t be disappointed.



  • 1 lb/450 g ground lamb, chicken, turkey, or fish fillets (all small bones removed)


  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. For the paste: Place the lamb in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the onion, carrots, salt, pepper, turmeric, and advieh in a food processor and pulse until you have a grainy paste. Transfer to the mixing bowl, add the chickpea flour a little at a time, and knead with your hands until all of