Acanthus stew (Khoresht-e Kangar)

Acanthus stew is one of the popular spring foods. Acanthus is a vegetable having potassium and helping the digestion in our body, so I recommend you for using it in your diet to both enjoy and benefit.

Ingredients

  • 250 gram meat (cut into cube)
  • 300 gram acanthus
  • 150 gram parsley (chopped)
  • 50 gram peppermint (chopped)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 gram butter
  • Lime juice as much as necessary
  • Salt, pepper and turmeric to taste
Ingredients
Ingredients

Instruction

Chop the onion and fry it well. Then add turmeric and pepper.

frying onion
frying onion

You can use lamb or beef meat for this recipe. Add chopped meat to sauté onion and stir-fry them until slightly change the color. The point is for stir-frying meats we have to keep the heat in medium.

stir-frying the meat
stir-frying the meat

Now add enough water to the meat and let them cook in the medium heat.

adding water
adding water

Next, stir-fry vegetables, do not fry them too much or they will become bitter.

stir-fry vegetables
stir-fry vegetables

Wash well and clean acanthus. As you see in the picture. Afterward fry them few seconds with butter to taste.

wash and clean acanthus
wash and clean acanthus
Stir-frying acanthus in butter
Stir-frying acanthus in butter

After about one and a half hour, add vegetables and acanthus to the semi-cooked meat and let them cook together and fit in well.

adding vegetables and acanthus
adding vegetables and acanthus

At the end, add some lemon juice or other flavor and some salt.

spear-thistle-recipe
spear-thistle-recipe

Your stew is ready to serve and enjoy.
Bon Appetite

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