Food Recipes


Beef Brain (Maghz) Calories & Nutrition Values

Beef Brain is used in middle east and european contras. Not as common, beef brain has been served in US since nineteen century. It is a good source of protein and vitamins. Beef brain is an excellent source of vitamin B12 and selenium. It contains high amounts of phosphorus, an important component in healthy bone formation. Phosphorus is responsible for a healthy kidney, reproductive system, digestive system and most importantly our brain. It may also regulate the balance of hormones. Beef brain is considered a delicacy in middle east. It used to be more popular few decades ago, but its popularity dropped after the outbreak of the mad cow disease. Beef brain contains more than 12 percent of protein. 3.5 oz (100g) of beef brain has 197 calories and 145 calories from fat. It contains 16.1g of fat and 3.8 grams of saturated fat. It is very low in sugar but high in cholesterol.

Read More

Pumpkin Puree

1 Pumpkin PREPARATIONS: None. DIRECTIONS: 1- Cut the pumpkin in half. 2- Remove the seeds thoroughly. 3- Place the pumpkins on a 4 inch deep bakeware. 4- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C), cook pumpkins for 40 minutes. 5- Allow few minutes to cool down. 6- Spoon out the pumpkin's pulp into a large bowl. 7- Mash the pulp thoroughly.

Read More
gheymeh gheimeh split yellow beans
Watch Videovideo          Did you like this recipe? 

Khoresht Gheymeh (Split Yellow Peas)

(Stew Recipe)

  • 1 Cup Split Yellow Peas
  • 2 dried limes
  • 1 Lb (453g) Ground Beef
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Rose Water
  • 2 Onions
  • Salt, Turmeric, Ground Chili Pepper
  • Persian spice mix (Advieh)
    Advieh, stew seasoning, advieh khoresht
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Small Potato
  • 1/4 Zafran (saffron)

1- Grate the Onion.
2- Soak Zafran (Saffron) In boiling water for 30 minutes.
3- Soak the dried limes in boiling water for 20 minutes.
4- Dice an Onion.
5- Slice the potato.


1- Fry the split yellow peas in vegetable oil in a pot, stir well and let it fry for few minutes.
2- Pour boiling water into the pot until it covers the split yellow peas, then cover the pot with the lid and let it simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat.
3- Pour the grated onions in a large bowl and add the ground beef to it, then add some salt, black pepper and Persian Spice mix (advieh) (as you prefer), and mix the mixture thoroughly.
4- Shape the ground beef mixture into small meatballs.
5- In a small pot, dip fry the diced onions in vegetable oil until translucent, then add turmeric, ground chili pepper, Persian Spice mix (advieh) and Tomato paste to it and stir.
6- Add the meatballs to the fried onion's pot to fry along.
7- Add the Split yellow peas to the pot, stir and pour boiling water until it covers the mixture.
8- Add the Cinnamon to the mixture.
9- Make holes in the dried limes and add it to the pot.
10- Add the Zafran (saffron) and the rose water to the pot, stir and cover the pot with the lid and continue simmering for 15 minutes.
11- Add the fried potato (Chips) when serve in plate.

Read more about  Khoresht Gheymeh calories and nutritional facts