This is my family's number one dish. Favorite and one of the best my grandfather makes (mind you everything he makes is the best I have ever eaten anywhere). I realized in making it for some friends that now-a-days, nobody actually takes the time to make it from scratch. They either buy the bag of dried herbs and fry it and make it, or they get frozen packets ready made. So to keep the tradition of my grandfather, I have made it from scratch. (also because I had no idea you could do any sort of short cut like the other girls. Go figure) Regardless, I still make it from scratch as you always know the quality of the ingredients you are using.
Eat your spinach "cooked and you'll absorb more calcium, iron, and magnesium."
Persian Stew Meat - 1 lb red meat cubes (see recipe for details but basically fry all the below together until nicely golden brown)
Turmeric - .25 teaspoon
Cinnimon - a pinch
salt and pepper to taste
Onion 1 sm/med diced or 2 tablespoons piaz daagh (seperately caramelized onions)
Spinach - 2 large handfuls chopped and fried
Green onions - just the green part 2 bunches minced and fried
Parsley - 3 bunches
Cilantro - 1 bunch
Kidney beans - 1 can rinced
Limoo Omani - Black lime/dried lime 2 or 3 whole poked with a fork all around and 2 tablespoons powedered Limoo Omani.
Serves 4 -6
Takes about 5 hours total