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2 large Onions, peeled and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed
2 pounds Lamb Shanks, or 2 pounds Chicken Legs with skin removed, cut up
½ cup Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Turmeric
½ teaspoon Ground Saffron dissolved in 4 tablespoons Hot Water
2 cups Tomato Juice
1 cups Unripe Grapes (Ghureh) (optional)
4 tablespoons Lime Juice
3 medium or 9 slim Eggplants
1 Egg White
1 teaspoon Advieh (Persian spice mix)
1/3 cup Yellow Split Peas
1 ½ cup Water

Brown the onions and garlic with meat or chicken in 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add salt, pepper, turmeric, and saffron water.

Add 2 cups water for meat and no water for chicken, tomato juice, unripe grapes, and lime juice. Cover and simmer over low heat for 2 ½ hours for meat and 30 minutes for chicken.

Add 1/3 cup yellow split peas in 1 ½ cups water for 20 minutes, drain, and add them for the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Peel eggplants and cut lengthwise in quarters if they are large. Place in a colander, sprinkle both sides with water and 2 tablespoons salt, and set aside for 20 minutes to remove the bitter taste. Rinse and pat dry.
Brush each eggplant on all sides with egg white and brown the eggplant in a non-stick skillet in 3 tablespoons oil; set aside.

Add advieh to the meat or chicken; mix well and adjust seasoning to your taste.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Transfser the chicken or meat and sauce into a deep ovenproof casserole; arrange the eggplant on top. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, then remove cover and bake another 15 minutes uncovered or until the eggplant is tender.

Serve immediately from the same dish or keep warm in the oven until ready to serve. Serve with chelow (saffron-steamed rice).

Note:
You may also substitute summer squash for the eggplant.

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