Iranian-inspired filling with meat

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Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

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  • 40 g ( oz) yellow split peas (about 2 tablespoons)
  • ¾ cup (150


Cook the split peas in a small saucepan of boiling water for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, soak the rice in a bowl of water.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then sauté the onion over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the turmeric, then seal the lamb in this mixture for 3–5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for a few minutes, until its colour brightens slightly.