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Khoresht Kangar

Khoresh Kangar

Khoresh Kangar is a traditional Persian stew that Iranians make with spear Thistles nad meat. You can use any meat to your liking, but it is typically cooked with beef.
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Course: khooresht ( Stew )
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Khoresh Kangar
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 3 hours
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 140kcal


  • 2 cups of cleaned, cut spears
  • 1 lb beef
  • 1 cup of gravy
  • cup brewed saffron
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Cook the meat with some onions and water (it would take about 2.5-3 hours)
  • Pour the vegetable oil into a pan and fry the spears
  • Add salt
  • Add the gravy
  • Add tomato paste and saffron
  • After the meat is cooked add it to the stew and let the meat and spears cook for 30 minutes.


Uniqop’s Advice:

  1. For a better taste use ghee instead of vegetable oil
  2. Do not add pepper to the stew
  3. You can use fresh tomatoes instead of tomato paste


Serving: 100g | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.94g | Protein: 8.23g | Fat: 7.28g | Cholesterol: 18.84mg | Sodium: 544.66mg | Potassium: 386.35mg | Fiber: 8.98g | Sugar: 1.19g | Vitamin A: 35.1IU | Vitamin C: 15.04mg | Calcium: 36.43mg | Iron: 1.51mg