Food Name: Celery Stew-Khoresht Karafs-Persian Celery Stew (Persian:خورشت کرفس)

Celery stew is a healthy stew that contains high value of vitamin A and vitamin C. Celery may lower blood pressure and have shown to be effective in the prevention of cancer.

a bowl or 6.7 ounces (190 grams) of celery stew has about 242 calories and has or little cholesterol.


Mainly Served: Throughout Iran.


1 Bunch Celery
1/2 lb (226g) Stew Beef
1 Bunch Each: Mint, Celery Leaves, Parsley
Turmeric, Salt, Ground Chili Pepper
2 Dried Limes
4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Small Onion


1- Dice the onion.
2- Chop stew beef in small pieces.
3- Soak the dried limes in boiling water for 20 minutes.
4- Mince the Herbs (Celery leaves, parsley and mint).
5- Cut Celeries in 2 inch pieces.
6- Boil 4-5 Cups Water.


1- Fry the onions in a small pot with 2 tbsp vegetable oil until translucent .
2- Add the Chopped Stew beef to the pot, stir and continue frying until the beef becomes brown.
3- Add Turmeric, salt and ground chili pepper, stir and continue frying for 2 more minutes.
4- Pour in enough boiling water to the pot to cover the mixture by 2 inches (Approx. 1.5 cup Boiling water).
5- Cover the pot with the lid and simmer it for 75 minutes.
6- Meanwhile, fry the chopped Celery with 2 tbsp Vegetable oil in a pot until they turn brighter green.
7- Add the minced herbs ( Mint, Celery Leaves, Parsley) to the pot, stir and fry along until the herbs become dark green.
8- Add the fried bergs and celery to the beef's pot, stir well until well mixed.
9- Cover the pot with the lid and continue cooking for 30 more minutes at low heat.
10- Make few holes into the soaked limes and add it to the pot.
11- Cook for 15 more minutes.