Persian Spinach Plum Stew with Meatballs (Khoresht Aloo Esfenaj)

Spinach Plum Stew

Spinach plum stew (خورشت آلو اسفناج) is one of the types of stew that is prepared from red meat (muscle or thigh meat) or chicken, hot onion, oil, spinach, Bukhara plum, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. this food is full of iron because of spinach. It serves for dinner or lunch.


500 gram spinach
150 gram minced meat
2 small onions
2 cup, sliced Plums, raw
2 tablespoon Vegetable oil
0.5 tsp Salt
0.2 tsp black pepper
0.2 tsp Spices, ground, turmeric



Chop the spinach and let it cook without water. It is cooking very quickly and before its volume starts to decrease, take out of the potlid in order to the spinach does not get too wet.


grate the onion and knead the minced meat with the half of the onion, salt and pepper.


Make balls with meat and let them cook with some oil in the frying pan.


Take the meatballs out and fry the rest of the onion in the same frying pan and after that add turmeric and the cooked spinach.


Sauté spinach with onion and some oil to be fry. (be careful frying spinach too much, make it bitter)


Add meatballs and plum to the spinaches and sauté all ingredients together again and add water, salt and pepper. (do not add too much water because all of them are cooked and let the stew cooks well together)


The less water the spinach plum stew is, the tastier it is. After some minutes, it is ready to serve.

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Cook Detail

Servings 1
Calories per serving 824 Cals
Prepare Time 0 min
Cook Time 0 min
Total Time 0 min

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 824 Cals
Calcium, Ca 568.77 mg
Carbohydrate 69.61 g
Cholesterol 97.5 mg
Fat 45.24 g
Fiber 18.26 g
Folate 1022.3 ug
Iron, Fe 18.14 mg
Magnesium, Mg 464.17 mg
Niacin 12.79 mg
Protein 48.26 g
Sodium, Na 1662.59 mg
Sugars 40.8 g
Thiamin 0.6 mg
Vitamin A 48049.82 iu
Vitamin B6 1.8 mg
Vitamin C 182.21 mg