ash reshteh - persian dense soup

Āsh Reshteh – Soup with legumes, herbs, and reshteh

Āsh is a dense soup with herbs and legumes. Āsh Reshteh is a soup that has Iranian noodles called reshteh. There are many types of Āsh in Persian cuisine, more than 50 according to Wikipedia. This one is the most popular āsh! 😁 For this recipe, you need to have Kashk which is sheep yogurt…

Reshteh ash

Reshteh for Āsh – Persian Noodles

Reshteh is Iranian version for noodles. There aren’t many kinds of noodles in Persian cuisine we got only 2 kinds: one is for the dense soup called: Reshteh, the other goes with rice and lentils so it called: Reshteh of rice. This is the Reshteh for Āsh which is a delicious vegetarian dense soup! (recipe…

tahdig

Tahdig – crust of basmati rice

We have many kinds of Tahdig. But how you prepare them is limited to 2 different ways: Draining rice (used more for formal occasions) Non-draining rice (Katé style easier and faster) Here, we’ll drain the rice. Although put the rice in the oven sounds easier to cook tahdig, but it’s not as thick (and tasty)…

Cream of Broccoli

Cream of broccoli dip

This recipe is so simple and can be good as a starter or side dish. I like to have this as a kind of dip. It’s low carb but tastes great with crunchy bread. Ingredients Preparation Chop the onions in chunks, their size doesn’t matter because later we’ll whisk them with other ingredients. On medium…

Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi – Persian stew of herbs

This dish is among the most delicious Iranian food recipes. The Fenugreek is the superstar here! So only if you have this specific ingredient, you can cook Ghormeh Sabzi! You should be Veeeery patient while cooking this dish. Although I’m using a pressure cooker, be aware that you will need about 2.5 – 3 hours…

Sponge Cake With Berries

Sponge cake with berries

Sponge cake with berries is ideal for summer, it’s so fresh and fruity. Not so “quick” to make but it worth a try. It can be also a wonderful birthday cake 😉 Ingredients Preparation You need to prepare a sponge cake that you find the instruction here. A quick recap of sponge cake recipe: In…

Sponge cake

Easy Sponge Cake – Basic

This is a very basic technique of making a sponge cake, no backing powder or self-rising flour is needed. You just need a mixer machine to whisk ingredient for a longer time! The eggs & milk should be on room temperature to have a better foamy results which makes our sponge cake fluffy. Ingredients Preparation…

Sabzipolo mahi

Sabzi polo mahi – rice with herbs and fish recipe

Sabzi Polo Mahi (means: herbs rice fish) is a typical dish of Nowrooz (Iranian new year Eve). You need a few ingredients and except for the preparation of the herbs, the rest is quite easy! Almost any fish (salmon, mackerel, sea bass, …) goes well with this dish. Traditionally the Caspian sea fishes like Mullet…

Chicken kuku

Chicken kuku or kuku morgh

Chicken kuku (kuku morgh), as we call it, is one of those few amazing dishes that can be cooked with “not-so-tasty” chicken breast! This recipe is a traditional dish of north Iran and if you try, you will be pleasantly surprised by the delicious taste of it. Ingredients video recipe of kuku morgh Preparation –…

Christmas Cake

Christmas cake with dried fruits

The classic Christmas cake with dried fruits is one of the popular sweets of this  period. Better to soaking your own selection of dried fruit in rum for 1- 2 days before. The scent of spices and the dense texture of it is unique and it’s one of the easiest recipes of christmas 😉 Ingredients…

Dried Fruits for Christmas preparation

Dried fruit in rum for Christmas cake

This fruit mixture is very handy when it comes to Christmas delicacies. I bake many cakes during this period and having them ready, let you save loads of time. There are no restrictions for the kind of dried fruit to use just remember to avoid nuts because when they are soaked in the liquid they…

Adas polo Lentils with rice

Lentils with Rice – Adas Polo Recipe

Adas Polo is an easy Iranian dish. For this recipe, you need to have the 2 main ingredients: Basmati rice and Lentils. It doesn’t matter so much what kind of lentils you use (green, red, gigantic…) the important thing is the rice should be Basmati (however if you can’t find it, Thai rice is also…

Soft Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

In most of the big chain coffee shops, Cinnamon Rolls are usually made of puff pastry so they have loads of butter inside. This recipe is with bun’s dough instead, so they are soft and moist with less butter. I add also a syrup on top which has orange juice to ease the sweetness of…

turnip greens with beans

Turnip greens with beans – Vegan

With already cooked beans, the “Turnip greens with beans” will be ready in than 25 mins! In the Italian version, you don’t add any spices. But I think adding a bit of cumin and fennel brings it flavor to another level. Toast some rustic bread with a good extra virgin olive oil and the taste…

Pasta all’arrabiata – Angry pasta!

“Arrabiata” means “Angry” in Italian. If you see the ingredients you will see perhaps this name comes from that big red hot chilly on it. So yes the “Angry pasta” will be very hot and spicy! The good thing about it is you can cook it in no time, it’s so easy and quick. When…