Khoresht Gheymeh (Split Yellow Peas)
- 1 Cup Split Yellow Peas
- 2 dried limes
- 1 Lb (453g) Ground Beef
- Vegetable Oil
- 1 Tbsp Rose Water
- 2 Onions
- Salt, Turmeric, Ground Chili Pepper
Persian spice mix (Advieh)
- 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.