Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi: Herb, Bean and Lamb Stew

Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi




  1. Cut up meat into 1 inch cubes and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper and turmeric. Let it sit and absorb all the flavors. 
  2. Soak the herb mix in water for 10 minutes, and then drain and squeeze out the water. 
  3. Fry the herbs in a nonstick pan to dry out the excess water.  (No oil necessary.)
  4. Poke some holes in the dried limes with a sharp knife.
  5. Grind saffron up with mortar and pestle.  Add ground saffron to 2 TBSP hot water to steep and bloom.
  6. Turn your Instant Pot on sauté mode. Add butter and yellow onion. Cook for approximately 2 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Add your meat to the pot and sauté until brown on each side – about 5 minutes.
  8. Add the sabzi mix, dried limes, beans, bloomed saffron, and water.  Everything should be covered with the liquid, and a little extra.
  9. Close your lid and lock in place, and close the vent.
  10. Place on high manual pressure for 15 minutes and let it NPR (natural pressure release) for about 18 to 20 minutes. 
  11. Once done, release any remaining pressure. Remove lid at any angle to ensure you don’t burn yourself by accident with the hot condensation under the lid.
  12. If your stew is still watery, leave on sauté mode for another 10 minutes or until you reach the desired consistency.
  13. Add lime juice and give it a good stir. Nooshe joon!


This dish tastes even better when served the next day. Lots of the liquid will get absorbed so you may need to add extra water when reheating.

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