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Persian turmeric rice (Dampokhtak دمپختک)

Dampokhtak is traditional Persian steamed rice. It’s made with fried onion, dried yellow fava beans, rice and turmeric. It’s one of easiest  and simplest Iranian rice dishes. Turmeric powder with lovely earthy taste is main spice of this dish.


2 cups rice, rinsed under cold water
1 cup dried yellow fava beans, cooked boiled
1 large onion, sliced thin
1tsp turmeric powder
Salt and chili flakes to taste


In a pan, melt the butter and add onion. Sauté until slightly golden. Add turmeric and stirring frequently.

In a pot, bring to a boil 3 cups of salted water; add rice, fried onion, cooked beans, and chilli flakes. Gently stir to blend all ingredients. Place the lid and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.

Once rice is ready, transfer dampokhtak to a serving dish with pickled vegetables, Greek yogurt or salad.
It’s simple and delicious rice dish, good choice for vegetarian as well.

دمپختک یا دمی باقالی
دمپختک یکی از غذاهای سنتی ایران هست که با پیاز سرخ شده – باقالای زرد- برنج و زردچوبه تهیه میشه. یکی از آسونترین و خوشمزه ترین کته هاست. زردچوبه با طعم خوش و رنگ زیباش اصلی ترین ادویه ی این غذا محسوب میشه.

مواد لازم

دو پیمانه برنج

یک پیمانه باقالای زرد خشک پخته شده

یک ق چ زردچوبه

یک پیاز درشت ریز خرد شده

نمک و فلفل به میزان نیاز


طرز تهیه.
در یک تابه کره را آب کرده و پیاز خرد شده را تفت می دهیم تا کمی نرم شده و رنگش تغییر کند. زردچوبه را اضافه می کنیم و 3-2 دقیقه پیاز را در حال هم زدن تفت می دهیم.
در یک قابلمه 3 پیمانه آب را با مقداری نمک به جوش می آوریم. برنج – پیاز تفت داده شده – باقالاها و فلفل را داخل قابلمه می ریزیم. به آرامی مواد داخل قابلمه را هم می زنیم تا مواد با هم مخلوط شوند. در قابلمه را می گذاریم تا با حرارت متوسط رو به پایین برای 20 دقیقه دم بکشد.
وقتی برنج آماده شد داخل ظرف مورد نظر سرو و با سالاد- ماست و یا ترشی سرو می کنیم.
با اینکه دمپختک یک کته ی خیلی ساده ای هست ولی بسیار خوشمزه و لذیذ می باشد.



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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