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Khoresht Karafs

Khoresht Karafs

Khoresh Karafs is Persian celery stew, made with celery, meat, and some herbs. You need to cook the meat and then add vegetables with some water to it. Furthermore, you need to cook a dish of Chelo to serve with Khoresh Karafs.
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Course: khooresht ( Stew )
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Khoresht Karafs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 173kcal


  • ½ lb lamb (or beef, or chicken)
  • 1 lb celery
  • 1 onion
  • 5 oz parsley
  • 2 oz mint
  • 2-3 cup of water
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Verjuice or lemon juice to your taste


  • Wash and dry the celery. Cut the leaves
  • Cut the celery stalks into 1-inch cubes
  • Chop the herbs and celery leaves
  • Dice the onion and saute with oil and turmeric
  • Saute the meats with onions
  • After the meats’ color changed to add the chopped herbs
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Add water and let it cook on low heat for 2 hours
  • Taste the food and add verjuice or lemon juice, if you like a more sour taste.


Uniqop’s advice:
  • Cook the food on low heat, to give time to ingredients to make chemistry
  • Add parsley at final levels, to save its scent and taste
  • For a tastier dish, use gravy instead of water
  • Add ½ cup saffron to the meat while sauteing
  • Do not fry the herbs


Serving: 100g | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.55g | Protein: 4.35g | Fat: 16.5g | Cholesterol: 14.67mg | Sodium: 592.92mg | Potassium: 128.35mg | Fiber: 0.85g | Sugar: 0.83g | Vitamin A: 19.86IU | Vitamin C: 7.32mg | Calcium: 19.82mg | Iron: 0.72mg