Ghormeh sabzi (Persian: قورمه سبزی) or khoresht sabzi (Persian: خورشت سبزی) also spelled qormeh sabzi is an Iranian herb stew. It is considered the national dish of Iran. It is a very popular dish in Iran.
The main ingredients are a mixture of sauteed herbs consisting mainly of parsley leeks or green onions and coriander seasoned with the key spice of dried fenugreek leaves. The herb mixture has many variations. Any dark bitter greens can be used such as kale mustard greens or turnip greens although none are part of the original recipe.
This mixture is cooked with kidney beans yellow or red onions black lime (pierced dried limou-Amani Persian lime) and turmeric-seasoned lamb or beef. The dish is then served with polo (Persian parboiled and steamed rice) or over tahdig.
The Financial Times noted that there is much disagreement among Iranians on the ingredients used in the stew.