Turnip, Cilantro + Lamb Braise

Khoresh-e Shalqam-o Gishniz-e Khorramshahr


Preparation info

  • Serves:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr 30

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

I adapted this recipe from one by Shari Lak, who told me this was her favorite dish when she was growing up in Khorramshahr. Shohreh Moosavi who lives in Khorramshahr, gave me a similar, contemporary version of the recipe that replaces the tamarind with tomato and the cilantro with spinach (see variation). Traces of this dish referred to as "Elamite" (present-day Khuzestan) go back 4,000 years. They were found on Babylonian clay tablets (above) at