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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…

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…

Pasta with Shrimps and Zucchini

This Italian pasta dish is so quick to make. It’s is an easy recipe. I prefer to use fresh cream & fresh shrimps, this way the taste of this delicate dish will be better. Lets see the ingredients: Ingredients | Servings: 2 Preparation Buon appetito! 😉

Pasta Alla Carbonara

The real Carbonara is without cream and garlic. To make this recipe I tried 4-5 times (a joyful sacrifice coz I gained some weight!) to have the right consistency between the ingredients. For this recipe, it’s important to have Guanciale or Pancetta and Pecorino Romano cheese. Ingredients | Servings: 2 Preparation Grate some pecorino cheese…

Pasta with Rosemary

Pasta with Rosemary doesn’t exist in the traditional Italian cuisine! Basically, Rosemary is used for meats only, not pasta. I was in high school when I invented this dish for the first time, inspired by the simplicity of Italian cuisine and it had so much success among my family and friends. So why not to…

Risotto alla Milanese – Risotto with Saffron

“Risotto alla Milanese” indicates that it’s from the Italian city of Milan. The north of Italy is very famous for it risottos, if the center and south are famous for different kinds of pasta in north of the country risottos are considered so important. The famous risotto rice are: Carnaroli (most of the restaurants use…

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…

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…

Risotto ai funghi porcini

Risotto with porcini mushrooms

Risotto with Porcini mushroom is a popular dish especially among the North Italy during autumn when the fresh “Funghi porcini” comes into the market. People cook different Italian delicacies with it like: tagliatelle (pasta) with porcini, Tagliata (meat) and porcini mushrooms on top and also risotto with porcini that is so famous. Ingredients | Servings:…

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…

Ribollita - Kale soup

Ribollita – soup of Tuscany

Ribollita is one of Tuscany’s famous dishes. It’s part of “Cucina Povera” (typical cuisine of poor people) because it doesn’t contain any meat. Ribollita means re-boiled. It was made of vegetable soup of the day before that being “re-boiled” with stale bread in the day after. The source of it unique taste is KALE. The…

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…

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 bread of Iran. Any Iranian dish feels more authentic with this bread. 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 topping: In a small…

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