Well, for those of you who may find that you don't always have the time to make your favorite home – cooked meals and always end up ordering take out or just fixing a quick dinner or two when you can, why not invest in a slow cooker? While you there may be some preparation time involved, once you've prepared all your ingredients, set your timer, and you're good to go. Koresh Gheymeh, a Persian stew, is a good recipe to try in your slow cooker, and you can leave to simmer for hours. It is the most preferred of all the Persian stews and has a unique blend of flavors and fragrances.
This dish is a tasty fusion of lamb, split peas, Persian lemon, onion, and spices. You will find that the ingredients blend well together, and it is great to serve to guests for dinner. It's fairly simple to prepare and not too much fuss at all. You can even go out for the day and come back and see to it later.
To start off, it's a good idea to sauté the onion, garlic, and lamb overnight so that you can start adding the other ingredients in the morning. It is best to chop the lamb into decent sized cubes, as it's easier to cook it this way. Next, just sauté the onion and garlic in some oil. Do so until the onion is translucent. This allows the onion and garlic to release their flavors. Add some turmeric, which you can sauté for only a few minutes before adding the meat, which you will need to season with salt and pepper. Next, add some tomato paste and a few cups of water to the pot. Mix it all up nicely, with some split peas and Persian lemons being added and cook it on the high setting for eight hours or so. Although you can just leave it to cook, it's always good to give it a stir, or a quick taste, now and then if you happen to be in the kitchen.
Once it's finished, the split peas and the lamb should be thoroughly cooked. The vegetable and meat juices should by this stage have created a delicious gravy to have with this easy slow cooked meal, which you can serve with rice. Persian stews are traditionally topped with French Fries or eggplants, which you can prepare quickly on the stove top or even bake them in the oven if you wish and season them with salt. The taste of your Khoresh Geymeh depends on which ingredients you decide to use. You can, of course, replace the lamb with beef. Additionally, you can season it with saffron which will give it a unique taste. There are many varieties of Koresh Geymeh, which you can try. The preparation is similar; you just need to add a few different ingredients, and you'll be able to create a different stew altogether.