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Essentials of classic Persian food recipes, cooking Fesenjan, Ghormeh sabzi and many other. All recipes contain step by step images.

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 –…

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…

Eggplant stew – Khoresh Bademjan

Eggplant stew is an Iranian classic recipe (Khoresht Bademjan) made with: eggplants, tomatoes, meat and onion. You’ll need loads of patience and a pressure cooker at your service 😉 People eat this stew with rice, here is the recipe of Persian rice Ingredients | Servings: 3-4 Preparation This dish goes well with a good basmati…

Fesenjoon

Fesenjan or Fesenjoon recipe – Persian stew of pomegranate and walnuts with duck

Fesenjan or Fesenjoon is an ACE of Iranian cuisine. With its unique ingredient: Pomegranate’s concentrate and Walnut the flavors of this stew are sour, sweet and salty. No OIL is required because of the natural oil of the walnuts. Try it once and you’ll fall in love with this dish! Ingredients | Servings: 2 –…

Zereshk Polo Morgh – Barberry Rice with Chicken

Zereshk Polo Morgh literally means: Zereshk (dried barberry), Rice, Chicken. It’s one of the easiest dishes in Iranian cuisine. It cooks in 1 hour. But if you like a good tahdig (rice crust) it can take longer 😉 . I think with chicken thighs it tastes better but feel free to use any part of…

Mirza Ghasemi – Smocked Eggplant Stew

Mirza Ghasemi is typical north Iran dish with eggplants, tomato and lots of garlic! It’s delicious with Barbari bread or Persian rice or even alone! [NO BREAD for Keto or low carb diet] Ingredients | Servings: 2-3 Preparations That’s it! Mirza ghasemi is ready! p.s. again don’t eat bread or rice if you are in…

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad is a very easy salad. Named after one of the ancient cities of Iran: Shiraz. It’s so refreshing and is a good combination with spicy dishes. Ingredients | Servings: 2-3 Sauce ingredients: Preparation   It is a great combination with dishes like Adas polo (Lentils with rice) and spicy flavors Noosh e jan…

Ghormeh sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi – Persian stew of herbs

This dish is among the most delicious Iranian food recipes. I never tasted such a combination of flavors in any other dish like Ghormeh Sabzi. The Fenugreek is the superstar here! So only if you have this specific ingredient cook ghormeh sabzi! Talking about patients, you should be Veeeery patient while cooking this dish. This…

Kuku Sabzi

Kuku sabzi – kuku of herbs

Kuku sabzi is one of the famous Iranian dishes which is made of only herbs, spices and eggs. You may eat Kuku Sabzi with rice or bread (not in Keto diet :D) or alone. It tastes great with lemon or plain yogurt. In many Iranian restaurants, it is served as an appetizer. Ingredients | Servings:…

yogurt has so many benefits specially for our intestine its full of probiotics

Homemade yogurt

Yogurt is one of the most used “mazze” (or Mezes) in Iran, Turkey and many other middle eastern countries. In my house we consume 2 L of plain yogurt each week! So for me, It’s almost a tradition to make yogurt every week! 🙂 with this recipe, you can make yogurt easily at home. Plain…

Nargesi – spinach & egg sauté

[NO BREAD for Keto | Low carb diet] Nargesi is one of a few vegetarian Iranian dishes. It tastes great with bread (like barbari bread) or even alone. So easy to cook: you basically sauté the spinach and onion with some spices then you add some eggs. That’s it! Ingredients | Servings: 2 Preparation Stir…

Meat Piroshky

Meat Piroshki with Iranian twist

It’s a fried dough that contains a tasty filling which is usually made of minced meat. Piroshki is part of Russian cuisine and is so popular in Iran alongside Olivie’s Salad and Beef Stroganoff! My mom used to make this piroshki with Zereshk (dried barberry) when I was a kid! She always bought the dough…

Khoresht Gheimeh

Khoresht Gheimeh – stew of yellow split peas

Khoresht Gheime is a popular dish in Iran. It’s made of meat, split peas and tomato concentrate (or puree) and onions. Khoresht in Farsi (Persian) means stew. It’s always served with rice. The “mazzes مزه” that you can combine this dish with are so vast: plain yogurt, Shirazi salad, raw onions, torshi (Iranian pickles), herbs……

Tahdig with kateh style

Persian white rice with tahdig – kate style

Cooking  Persian Rice the Kate style is one of the basic things that Iranian cooks should know. You have only 1 ingredient, but it can be very tricky! because the basmati rice should “ری REI” in Farsi means it should “grow” (& doubles in size) but at the same time It should be soft and…

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