Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi

Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi is a fabulous dish that I converted from the this normal traditional Iranian dish. I can’t begin to tell you how delicious this dish turned out. 

While I was perusing Google for some new recipes to try out in my Instant Pot, I came across this Ghormeh Sabzi recipe from It looked so interesting, and beautiful!

I started reading all of the ingredients, and released that I was missing out on three ingredients:

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As far as the Fenugreek and Limu Omani goes, I had to buy them off of Amazon. They were a little more affordable then what I was thinking, so that totally made me happy! I was nervous at ordering these two ingredients at first because I wasn’t sure of the flavor profile, and if I was ever going to use them again.

The Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi was Ah-mazing, and so much better than I was hoping for. So, I’ll totally being using the fenugreek and limu omani again! SCORE!

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Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi – Only 6 FreeStyle Points!

There’s only 6 FreeStyle Points in this Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe. The serving size is 1 cup! What’s better is that this is great served over rice. If you use brown rice, you can have 1/2 a cup (only 3 FreeStyle Points), and then you have a fabulous 9 FreeStyle point meal!

The meal is healthy, delicious, and will keep your tummy completely content.

Here’s a small warning, if you don’t like cilantro…the you might not like this Instant pot Ghormeh Sabzi dish. HOWEVER, I will add that the flavors from the limu omani and fenugreek help to cover the taste of the cilantro, but you still taste it just a little bit. The cilantro adds a nice polite undertone flavor profile.

instant pot ghormeh sabzi traditional Iranian dishI didn’t eat any rice with the Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi. I just enjoyed it by itself, and enjoyed all of the fabulous flavors. Plus, I wanted to keep my points on the lower side of life.

Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe

There’s a lot of different variations to add to this Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi recipe! Some add kale, turnip greens, and other types of leafy greens; however, that’s not really a traditional aspect of the dish.

You can also serve this with yellow split-peas, and if you don’t have green onions then you can always use leeks.

I made this dish with beef stew meat, but you can also use lamb meat! If you are using lamb and are worried about the points — DON’T! Lamb meat has about the same amount of points as the beef does!

Here’s a tip: before adding your beef into it, please be sure to try to trim off as much fat as you can.

Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi

Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time:
Total Time: 25 minutes

Instant Pot Ghormeh Sabzi


  • 1 1/2 lb lamb or beef stew meat , cubed
  • 1 cup dark red kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 bunches parsley (leaves only)
  • 1 bunch cilantro (leaves only)
  • 4 leeks (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek (or 1 bunch fresh fenugreek)
  • 4 dried black limes (limoo amani) , or 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • sea salt
  • cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 cup water (i used hot water to help build pressure)


  1. Turn your Instant Pot on sauté mode. Add butter and yellow onion. Cook for approximately 2 minutes. 
  2. Add your meat, and then all remaining ingredients. Just be sure that the meat is on the bottom. I added the kidney beans last on top of the all of the ingredients. 
  3. Close your lid and lock in place, and close the vent.
  4. Place on High manual pressure for 15 minutes and let it NPR for about 18 to 20 minutes. 
  5. Once done, release any remaining pressure. Remove lid at any angle to ensure you're not dripping on yourself by accident. Give it a good stir. 
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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