Persian sour herbs stew (Torishi tareh)

Torshi tareh is a delicious- veggie and traditional stew dish from North of Iran. It might be served with either plain steamed rice or with bread. Ingredients 70g coriander, finely chopped 70g parsley, finely chopped 100g spinach leaves, finely chopped 20g fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 3spring onions, finely chopped 2tbsps cooked rice 3eggs 2tbsp…

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Tomato Stew (Pamador Ghatogh)

This is a vegetarian dish, that is called ‘‘pamador ghatogh’’ in Persian language. It’s very simple .dish. The recipe of this dish is in danger of being forgotten. Pamador ghatogh is a local dish from Gilan province, a beautiful green land in North of Iran, near the Caspian sea. Gilan is one of tourist motivation…

Sumac-Beetroot Rice with Meatballs

Sumac is a beautiful colourful spice that is popular and widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine.. Please do not confuse this sumac with poison sumac that cause skin rash. in different ways. Sumac has a reddish-purple colour with salty-lemony taste. it’s used in different ways such as, in cooking by adding to salad, rice, stew,…

Persian Sumac Stew with Beef خورش سماق

This stew has a very unique taste due to sumac as main ingredient. Sumac سماق  with it’s purple colour, salty and zesty flavour give very unique taste to the dish. . In Iran and Middle East countries sumac is popular spice. In Iranian cuisine sumac is used for garnishing kebab or rice. You can add…

Garlic bread knots

I have baked these beautiful garlic knots with my home made pizza dough. But you can get pizza dough from supermarket or just as I mentioned make your own dough as I did. Ingredients 500g plain flour 7g dried yeast 1tsp salt 4 cloves of garlic, grated handful fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped Olive oil…

Azerbaijani Naan Fateer (Shereen Chorak)

Fateer is a stuffed pastry. This Azerbaijani sweet bread which is called (Shereen chorak) In Azerbaijani language is truly delicious and gorgeous with a golden yellow filling from the turmeric. I promise once you taste this sweet breads, will be for ever in your baking list. Using ghee as one of filling ingredients with it’s…

Persian meatballs in doogh sauce

First of all I should give a brief explanation about ‘doogh’. Well, doogh is a yogurt based beverage and is a kind of cold beverage. Basically doogh is made by mixing plain yogurt and cold water. Might be seasoned with dried mint, rose petals, oregano,rosemary. Doogh is popular drink in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Tajikistan, Afghanistan…

Cucumber Stew

I am sure many of you have not heard or tried cucumber stew. This recipe is a local dish from Gilan province, in North of Iran. Gilan lies along the Caspian sea. Actually this recipe is going to be forgotten and you should be lucky if you have it in Gilan. It’s a meatless meal,…