Khoresh-e Fesenjoon is one of the delicious Iranian foods that can be prepared in various recipes.
- Chicken breast and thigh
- Ground walnuts
- Pomegranate paste
- Glasses of cold water
- Sufficient salt and black pepper
- Cinnamon stick
- Turmeric and enough oil
The first stage
To prepare Khoresh-e Fesenjoon with chicken, first pour 2 tablespoons of oil into a small bowl, then add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, and half a teaspoon of black pepper to the bowl.
The second stage
At this stage, we combine the spices with oil, then put the chicken pieces in a tray and rub the mixture of spices and oil on the chicken meat. Next, we leave the tray aside so that the spices can be absorbed by the chicken meat.
The third stage
Now we chop the onions finely, then put a suitable pot on the heat and add some oil. Next, add the chopped onion to the pot and fry well until it becomes light and glassy.
The fourth stage
At this stage, we add some turmeric to the onion and fry until the onion and turmeric become homogenous. Next, add the ground walnut to the pot and roast for 5 minutes on a very gentle heat.
The fifth stage
The more we roast the walnuts, the darker the color will be. Of course, we must be careful when roasting walnuts, because they burn very quickly. Next, we add 2 glasses of cold water and, if desired, some small ice cubes to the pot.
The sixth stage
Cold water and ice cause a shock in the walnut kernel, and for this reason, the Khoresh-e Fesenjoon will release more oil at the end of cooking. Meanwhile, we put a suitable pan on the heat and add some liquid oil.
The seventh stage
At this stage, after the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces to the pan and fry all their parts evenly. Note that if we don’t fry the chicken pieces well, they will fall apart while cooking the Khoresh-e Fesenjoon.
The eighth stage
After we fry the chicken pieces completely, we add them to the pot along with pomegranate paste, sugar, cinnamon sticks and a glass of cold water. Now we add some cold water to the pot every 30 minutes.
The ninth stage
Khoresh-e Fesenjoon, like other traditional Iranian dishes, the longer it stays on the heat, the tastier it will be in the end. In the end, put it in the desired dish and serve it with rice.
Benefits of chicken
1.For mental health
Many types of research have shown that vitamin B is necessary for maintaining mental health, and you can find this vitamin in chicken. Consuming vitamin B regularly can prevent you from being damaged by stress, anxiety and memory loss syndrome. In addition, it can increase concentration in children and adults alike. Nutritionists have recognized that eating chicken in moderation can help delay age-related mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease.
2.It cures anemia
Anemia is one health problem that nutritionists say should not be underestimated. You can treat anemia by eating foods enriched with iron, a mineral found widely in chicken liver. This food has a large number of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K, which play a role in the production of red blood cells.
When your body gets enough iron and vitamins, it can produce and regulate red blood cells, which will eventually fight anemia. But in case of severe deficiency, it is recommended to consult your primary care doctor and avoid self-medication.
You can use chicken to protect your eyes from poor eyesight because this food is a powerhouse of retinol, lycopene, alpha and beta-carotene, etc. These nutrients are essential for maintaining the overall health of your eyes. Chicken consumption is not only useful for dry eyes or night blindness, but it is equally effective for cataracts and macular degeneration. So, include a moderate amount of chicken in your daily diet and let it protect your precious eyes.
4.For body cells and tissues
The lack of minerals and various vitamins causes cell and tissue damage in your body, which leads to swelling of the lips, and flaking and cracking of the skin. In addition, dry patches on the skin also indicate that your body needs a lot of riboflavin. Therefore, consuming chicken regularly can effectively promote the growth of damaged cells and tissues.
Benefits of walnuts
1.Facial skin rejuvenation
High amounts of group B vitamins in walnut kernels assist in decreasing stress, which can trigger wrinkles on the face and around the eyes. Vitamin E in walnuts is really a robust antioxidant that helps decrease free radicals and rejuvenates the skin.
2.Natural skin moisturizer
Nuts and walnut oil have powerful hydrating features that act as skin moisturizers and help cure dryness.
3.Remove dark circles around the eyes
Regular use of walnut oil is said to help cure puffiness and dark circles around the eyes rapidly because of its natural tranquilizing properties.
4.Strengthen and increase hair growth
Walnuts are rich in potassium, omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which boost hair follicles and help improve hair growth.
5.Treatment of dandruff
Nuts and walnut oil have natural moisturizing features that hydrate the scalp and help inhibit and cure dandruff.
6.Fetus and pregnant women
Walnuts contain high amounts of necessary minerals like protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and potassium, which are helpful for fetal growth and generate energy and nutrients required by women during pregnancy.