Since owning Batmanglij’s Food of Life, I have been fascinated with its khoreshes, or braises that combine different combinations of meats, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and herbs. There is something about a meal simmering slowly on the stove for a few hours that seems to make everything in the world okay—not that I have been able to master a khoresh just yet.
I came pretty close with the yogurt khoresh. See its photo here. And this mushroom and chicken khoresh is pretty good too. This dish is very delicate. Both the saffron and the lime offer a little something unexpected. Plus, it has mushrooms. And I love mushrooms.
Yet last night, this particular khoresh left a little something to be desired. It was almost a bit too delicate. While making it, I ended up adding more than twice the recommended amounts of both turmeric and cumin, in addition to adding a little extra heat.
Over all, this is a very solid chicken dish—just not, well, extraordinary.
I have completed 25 of Batmanglij’s 268 recipes. Percentage complete: 9.33%