Khoresht-e-laboo

Beetroot hot pot

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

In Persia (Iran), a khoresht is a casserole. This dish usually contains beef, but I have found it is beautiful simply made with vegetables. Carrots are regularly used, as are plums and even quinces, so feel free to strike out with other vegetables besides beetroot.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml ( fl oz) rice bran oil
  • 1 large brown onion, chopped

Method

In a heavy-based saucepan, heat the rice bran oil over medium–high heat until nearly smoking. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, or until golden brown.

Add the spices and tomato paste and stir for 2–3 minutes.

Stir in the ginger, chilli, carrot and beetroot and add enough water to cover the vegetables by about 3 cm (1¼ inches). Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and c