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Morgh-e Torsh ,unique recipe that you have never seen anywhere
Morgh-e Torsh is one of the most delicious and popular dishes in provinces north of Iran along the Caspian Sea, such as Gilan. Morgh-e Torsh is a wonderful combination of herbs, walnut and chicken. In northern provinces, local fragrant herbs are used to prepare this flavorful dish. These herbs are only found in Gilan. But we can use available herbs like mint, parsley, coriander, and basil. If you have never tried to make this Iranian sour chicken stew, you can see a wonderful recipe in Cookery Magazine.
|chopped fresh parsley||2/3 cup|
|chopped fresh mint||1/2 cup|
|chopped fresh coriander||2/3 cup|
|chopped fresh basil||1/2 cup|
|green onion||2 bunches|
|pomegranate paste||2 Tbsp|
|salt, turmeric, black pepper||as needed|
First step: pour salt, black pepper and turmeric on the chicken pieces and mix them so that spices cover all parts of the chicken.
Second step: pour some oil into a suitable pan and fry the chicken pieces, when the chicken pieces well fried and become golden, take them out of the pot and set aside.
Third step: chop the onion and fry it in the same pot till it becomes golden and soft, then chop the garlic, add to the pot and fry it a bit.
Fourth step: add some salt, black pepper and turmeric and stir them for a few minutes to combine. in this time, chop the fragrant herbs, add them to the pot and fry them until they are slightly fried, then add the ground walnuts along with the pomegranate paste and fry them for a few minutes.
Fifth step: at this step. Add 5 glasses of water to the pot and increase the heat until the water boils, then lower the heat until the sour chicken stew boils for 30 minutes. After this time, add the chicken pieces to the pot.
Sixth step: turn off the flame after the chicken has cooked and the stew becomes thick. Our delicious sour chicken stew is ready. You can serve Morgh-e Torsh with saffron Persian rice or Kateh (simple Iranian rice as the ease and speed of cooking makes it popular for casual dinners).
Frequently Asked Question
what kind of herbs are used in Morgh-e Torsh?
local fragrant herbs are used for north Iran, but we can use available herbs like parsley, mint, basil and coriander.