Fesenjan is an original Iranian Khoresht (Stew). It is served as a main dish. In olden days it was especially served on Yalda night, a tradition to celebrate the longest and darkest night of the year. Each region makes it slightly differently. Like as in north of Iran it is made with a sourer flavor.

How is it served?

Fesenjan is served with Persian steamed white rice and sometimes with different special kinds of Persian bread.

Food Type


Main Spice

Sweet and sometimes tart with sour flavor

Food Texture

Soupy and thick

Serving Temperature



  • Walnuts
  • Pomegranate Molasses
  • Sugar
  • Chicken Breast (optional)
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper

Best Places to Eat

  • Naqsh-e Jahan Traditional Restaurant
  • Malek Soltan Jarchi Bashi Restaurant
  • Bastani Restaurant
  • Shahrzad Restaurant

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