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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 hours to cook!…

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 –…

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…

Ossobuco with Saffron risotto (Milanese risotto)

Ossobuco with risotto alla Milanese (saffron risotto) is one of the classics of Italian cuisine. It’s the right recipe in cold season. For this recipe, you need to have cross-cut veal shanks and 2 hours of patient 😉 IMPORTANT: Click here to see the recipe for creamy Risotto alla milanese which is the yellow risotto…

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…

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 tastes better but feel free to use any part of chicken you…

Pasta all’Amatriciana

Simplicity is the main characteristic of Italian cuisine. You need only 3 main ingredients to make this delicious pasta. A good Guanciale or Pancetta, Cherry tomatoes and pecorino Romano (cheese). Pasta all’Amatriciana (Amatrice is the name of a city in center of Italy) is ready in no time! literally, you can make it in less…

Ghee – Clarified Butter

Ghee is made of butter, but it doesn’t contain any humidity nor protein which are typical ingredients of butter. That’s why it’s been called: Clarified butter or Ghee (its Indian name). It has many benefits like High Smoke Point so it’s great for fryings because it doesn’t burn quickly and become cancerogenic, it’s easier to…

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…

Grilled Chicken Tandoori

Chicken Tandoori is one of my favorite dishes, the meat is so tasty and tender although I love to eat it with naan but it tastes very good alone or with salad! Tandoor means oven (in Persian we call it: Tanoor). So it’s usually cooked in the oven, but at home and to cook it…

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

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…