This simple one-pot meal is bursting with flavours of the Middle-East. Our authentic blend of Ras el Hanout is this party's host with ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and many more ingredients coming into play. These lay down the sweetness and sharpness to this flavoursome stew while the roasted tomato paste and a bold mushroom stock add depth to this flavour party. There's even more reason to celebrate, it's only a tiny 250 calories per person with a very healthy bunch of tasty winter vegetables. 

Cook our delicious Iranian Vegetable Stew in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Iranian Vegetable Stew. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Ras El Hanout pot, a Tomato Paste pot and a Mushroom Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Iranian Vegetable Stew in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Ras El Hanout
  • Tomato Paste
  • Mushroom Stock

Your shopping list:

small butternut squash
Greek yoghurt(optional)
of dried cranberries(optional)

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Heat the oven to 220C/200 fan/gas 7 and boil a full kettle.

    Heat some oil in a large (oven-proof) dish over medium heat and fry the onion for 2 mins. 

  • 2.

    Add the spices

    Add the potatoes and butternut squash to the onions (add more oil if needed).

    Add the RAS EL HANOUT with a splash of water (50ml). Stir well and let it cook on a low heat for 5 mins. Stir in the TOMATO PASTE. 

  • 3.

    Add the stock

    Add the MUSHROOM STOCK pot with 350ml boiling water.

    Add the tomatoes and dried cranberries (optional) to the pot. Bring it to the boil, then turn down the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 5 mins. 

  • 4.

    Pop it in the oven

    Stir in the spinach, then cook the dish in the oven (no lid) for 15 mins, or until the vegetables are soft. 

  • 5.


    Serve the stew with some yoghurt on the side and a squeeze of lemon (optional). 


Iranian Vegetable Stew Reviews

BASED ON 3167 reviews

Alistair - Mar 19, 2019

Really lovely, make sure you get the best veg you can source to get the most out of this dish.

Lauren - Mar 19, 2019

A bit too spicy for me.

Kathryn - Mar 18, 2019

Wow not keen on vegs but this was amazing very spicy

Jayne - Mar 18, 2019

Amazing loved it

Khalisha - Mar 18, 2019

Found this very very bland. Not really any flavour at all!

Melanie - Mar 17, 2019

I order this almost every month, it's my absolute favourite

Catherine - Mar 17, 2019

Lovely! Was a bit worried it might be bland but definitely not. Served with saffron rice for a bit of a Persian feast.

Wendy - Mar 17, 2019

Very enjoyable but butternut and potatoes were nowhere near cooked. We had to return to the pot and cook for a further 20 minutes. Could do with being par boiled.

Natalie - Mar 16, 2019

One of my favourite dishes

Barry - Mar 15, 2019

Very tasty and straightforward to make.

Kevin - Mar 14, 2019

This is absolutely excellent. So rich and full of flavour. I always use the optional extras as they really do add something special to the dish. In this case, the dried cranberriesr eally add a wonderful dimension to the flavour. I have cooked this several times and, as you would expect, allowing this to stew for longer only added to the richness of the flavour. That being said, in the 30 minutes set aside for prep of this dish, it is absolutely fantastic, flavoursome and easy.

Ciara - Mar 13, 2019


Barbara - Mar 13, 2019

Lovely veggie meal had it twice will have it again

Peter - Mar 13, 2019

Truly wonderful and even better when left overnight to infuse. Yummy

Olivia - Mar 13, 2019

Really tasty and easy to cook and the Greek yoghurt on the side is such a great added flavour to this dish!

Denise - Mar 13, 2019

Beautiful flavours, definitely cook this again

Don - Mar 12, 2019

I made this for my wife and she described it as “an orgasm of flavours in my mouth “

megan - Mar 12, 2019

Honestly gorgeous ???? I did it all on the hob and added a tbsp of flour to thicken

Andy - Mar 12, 2019

Delicious! So easy to cook. Having cooked it once I’ll definitely try again, easy to see how you could add different vegetables.

Glen - Mar 11, 2019

Absolutely delicious ! Needed to cook for longer than the recipe said to make sure the potatoes were soft but once done it was beautiful!

Leanna - Mar 10, 2019

After reading reviews , I replaced white potato with sweet and added red lentils. I also cooked it mainly in the oven after frying some of the ingredients on the hob . Really nice !

Susan - Mar 10, 2019

Absolutely wonderful and packed with taste

Jess - Mar 10, 2019

Incredibly flavoursome. Cooked up some lambs heart with it to make it stretch to 4 servings. I added the yoghurt, cranberries and a drizzle of lemon as suggested and I can only say "WOW".

Sandy - Mar 10, 2019

Really strange taste

Sandy - Mar 10, 2019

Such a strange taste

Louise - Mar 09, 2019

Loved it! Added chicken. Changed cranberries for apricots. Changed butternut for sweet potato. Added coriander to it at the end. Delicious!!!

Peter - Mar 09, 2019

Love it

Pauline - Mar 07, 2019

Tasty, but go easy on the water otherwise it will be more like a soup.

Karen - Mar 07, 2019

Loved it

Katy - Mar 06, 2019

So tasty and filling. Super low effort too.

Vanessa - Mar 05, 2019

Good healthy veggie option. Instructions say boil a full kettle of water - you actually only need 350mls

William - Mar 05, 2019

Delightful mix of aromatic spices and even better the following day.

Jamie - Mar 05, 2019

Super Tasty, best so far

nicola - Mar 05, 2019

Liked it the first time. But tasted different 2nd time round. Won't have again

Sandra - Mar 05, 2019

Bit dull; wouldn’t cook it again

Sandra - Mar 05, 2019

Wasn’t our favourite; bit dull

Athol - Mar 04, 2019

Better if recipe games be weight of squash to be added instead of saying “one small”

Elizabeth - Mar 04, 2019

Very tasty!

Kerry - Mar 03, 2019

Very nice very filling.

Saba - Mar 03, 2019

I liked this, the flavours worked very well together and it was filling and healthy....for me it didn't have the wow factor that lots of the other dishes do though, so don't think I'd order it again.

Sadie - Mar 02, 2019

Delicious, lovely flavour. Made Tah Dig (Persian rice) to go with it. Would order again.

Anne - Mar 02, 2019

Nice tasty stew, slightly hot but not too hot. It made loads. Definitely too much liquid in it though. If I have it again I’ll add less water and cook in the pan for longer.

Rebecca - Mar 01, 2019

I am aghast how delicious this was.

Camilla - Mar 01, 2019

Nice but a bit bland, maybe better as a side with something else.

Allan - Mar 01, 2019

OK. Bit watery and bland. Added my own chilli to make it have a bit more pep

David - Feb 28, 2019

It was actually very nice. More of a side dish maybe.

Lorraine - Feb 28, 2019

A bit too bland maybe would have been better if I had added the cranberries

Jakki - Feb 28, 2019

Not for me.

Amanda - Feb 28, 2019

A little too soft for my liking

Greig - Feb 27, 2019

Spicy and aromatic


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