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Iranian classics

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)…

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…

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 –…

khoresht bademjan - Eggplant stew

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 Basmati rice kate style. Ingredients | Servings: 3-4 Preparation As the chefs call it: make…

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 chicken thighs taste better but feel free to use any part of the chicken…

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…

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

Basmati rice with tahdig – kate style

Here we have only one main ingredient, but this can be tricky! Because the basmati rice should “ری REI” in Farsi means it should “grow in size” but at the same time, It should be soft and not sticky! There are different ways of cooking Persian rice. This recipe is Kate style means the rice…