Vegan Abgoosht (Persian Meat Stew without the Meat)

vegan abgoosht

Abgoosht translates into "meat water" in English. It is an easy one-pot Persian dish traditionally made with tender meat, potatoes, legumes, and spices. This dish, however, is wonderful without the meat, and I have had people tell me they prefer this vegan version. This past weekend, I enjoyed a four-day family reunion on a ranch … Continue reading Vegan Abgoosht (Persian Meat Stew without the Meat)

Khoresh-e-Fesenjoon (Persian Pomegranate and Walnut Stew)

Persian Vegan Food Fesenjoon

Khoresh-e-Fesenjoon is one of my favorite Persian dishes, and it is surprisingly one of the simpler recipes. It is made with pomegranate molasses and can be quite tart. This recipe adds pumpkin purée and maple syrup to add a hint of sweetness. Khoresh-e-Fesenjoon is traditionally made with meat (chicken or meatballs). While we typically replaced … Continue reading Khoresh-e-Fesenjoon (Persian Pomegranate and Walnut Stew)

Sabzi Baghali Polo (Persian Rice with Herbs and Fava Beans)

Vegan Persian Sabzi Polo

Baghali Polo is a traditional Persian rice dish made with fava beans. Sabzi Polo is a separate Persian rice dish made with various herbs. Both are traditionally served with a side of meat. Sabzi Polo is commonly served with fish and is a classic dish to celebrate NowRooz (Persian New Year). We have combined these … Continue reading Sabzi Baghali Polo (Persian Rice with Herbs and Fava Beans)

Khoresh-e-Gheymeh Bademjan (Split Pea and Eggplant Stew)

Vegan Persian Qaymeh Bademjan

In Persian cuisine, this khoresh (Persian stew) is typically prepared as two separate dishes - Khoresh-e-Bademjan (eggplant stew) and Khoresh-e-Gheymeh (split pea stew). Each is made with meat and is a tomato-based stew. Each are incredibly popular dishes. To be honest, however, I did not like Khoresh-e-Bademjan as a child. The texture of the eggplant, … Continue reading Khoresh-e-Gheymeh Bademjan (Split Pea and Eggplant Stew)