Sunday, 19 February 2012

Pomegrenate and walnut khoresh ( fesenjoon)

My friends stayed over the weekend and she cooked this tradintional khoresh which is a nation's favourite and taste fantastic. So enough with the marketing and here's the recipe. This serves 3-4.

Onion: 2 medium
Chicken: 5-6 large pieces
Pomegranate paste: 1 bottle
Walnut: 2 cups
Water: 2 cups
Salt, turmeric
Veg oil
Sugar : 1 Tsp ( optional)

Chop and fry the onion really well until golden add 1tsp turmeric , add the chicken mix it with the onion and add the water, let it half cook for 15 minutes. Crush the walnut really well and add it to the mixture, add the pomagrante paste, put the mixture on really low heat and let it be for 70-90 minutes, this is until the khoresh changed colour to darkish brown and the walnut oil is oozing out. If half way through you think that the chicken is melting and shreading remove it from the pan and add towards the end again. Serve it with nice and fluffy rice and dig in!


  1. I've never heard of this, but it looks so interesting. I also have never seen pomegranate paste, but I do love pomegranates. Beautiful dish.

  2. Thanks a lot! I do love pomegranates too, but i know the paste is not very common, most middle eastern shops have pomegranate paste but i think the iranian brand is the best for this dish :-)

  3. This is a beautiful dish...I think I tasted something similar from a friend od mine's mum...I wish i could find the pomegranate paste to try this out!

    1. Thanks very much, I hope you can try it too :-)