Category: Iranian

Eggplant stew – Khoresht 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…

Fesenjan – 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 around 1 hour. But if you like a good tahdig (rice crust) it can take longer :D. I think with chicken thighs it tastes better but that’s my personal preference. In this recipe,…

Mirza Ghasemi – Smocked Eggplants Stew

[NO BREAD for Keto or low carb diet] 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! 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

Ghormeh Sabzi – Stew of Herbs

This dish is among the most delicious Iranian food recipes. I never tasted such combination of flavors in any other dish like Ghormeh Sabzi. The Fenugreek is the superstar here! So if you don’t have this specific ingredient try to cook it when you have it. It worth the patience! Talking about patients, you should…

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.

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……

Persian White Rice with Tahdig – Kate Style

Iranian or Persian Rice is one of the basic things that every cook of Iranian dishes should know. You have only 1 ingredient to cook but it can turn out to be a hard task! The main characteristic of making Persian rice is the rice should “ری REI” in Farsi means it should “grow” (&…

Baghali Ghatogh – Stew of Beans and Dill

Baghali Ghatogh is one of the famous dishes of north Iran! It’s one of those vegetarian dishes that tastes really good and maybe particular for those who never taste it before. The combination of garlic, dill & turmeric gives it a unique taste and with kateh rice it feels like heaven! aaaaand It’s one of…

Naan Barbari – Barbari Bread

Barbari bread or Naan Barbari is one of the famous breads of Iran. With this bread, any Iranian dish feels more authentic. After lots of trial and error, I come up with this recipe which respects the characteristics of the original bread. Hope you like it! Ingredients for glaze: Preparation of glaze: In a small…

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