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Yetimcheh ( little orphan)

This food is one of traditional meals in Iran, and from region to other region, recipe is different but all called ‘ Yetimche’ or little orphan. Because in original recipe there was no meat in ingredients but nowadays in some recipes it has meat.
It is very colorful and yummy. It serves with flat bread.
200 g ground beef/lamb
3 tomato, chopped
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
2 onions, skin off and chop
4 cloves of garlic, cut into slices
1 tbs tomato paste
1tsp turmeric
Salt – pepper as desired
Olive oil /vegetable oil
In a frying pan, heat the oil, and add potatoes, fry until golden brown, set aside. In other pan, saute onion and garlic until soft, set aside. Add some salt and pepper to the meat. Give a small ball shape to the meat. Fry meat balls in a pan.
in a bowl with 300 ml water add tomato paste, turmeric, salt and pepper, mix it very well.
Now, place fried potatoes and sauteed onion-garlic in a pot, add liquid, chopped tomatoes and fried meat balls to the mixture. Mix it. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
Serve it with bread.
Nosh-e jan



Hello everyone, my name is Rozina. I am Iranian with Azerbaijani roots. I was raised in Iran but I am living in Scotland. I am passionate about cooking and preparing meals for my family and friends. I tell them the story behind the meal, the pronunciation of their Iranian name and the spices that used in Persian cuisine. I am an archaeologist, photographer, a cooking teacher, and very interested to introduce Persian and Azerbaijani meals, desserts and beverages to people from different cultures, as I love to try food from all over the world. Iranian cuisine is a combination of rice with meat ( chicken, beef, lamb, fish, turkey), nuts, fruits, dried and fresh herbs and vegetables. Iranian food is a celebration of flavor, colour and spices such as: saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, dried rose petals, dried limes, cumin, .... I share my recipes in Farsi/English along with step by step photos of preparation. I take all my own pictures. I have learned my traditional Persian and Azerbaijani recipes from my lovely mother, and she has learned from her mother. Over the years, I have experimented and learned more recipes. Some of my recipes are a fusion Western and Middle Eastern cuisine. Some are forgotten from Persian cooking tables and I try with posting and sharing those ones, to preserve them. All my recipes and pictures are property of rozinaspersiankitchen. I would be pleased if you would mention my site if you wish to use any of them. So, if you are interested to know about Persian /Azerbaijani food taste, you can try my website. I will be glad to hear your ideas about my recipes. :) Thank you for visiting my website.

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