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Rice with dried fruits ( Shirin polow)

Shirin polow comes from Azerbaijani cuisine. In this dish, we have dried fruits such as dates, apricots and raisins. It has a gorgeous sweet savoury taste and however it is sweet but is not a dessert .
Sweet rice ( shirin polow) is served on its own or served with beef or lamb. It is a simple dish but at the same time like a gem is stunning. You would just surprise with this fruity rice.

200 g rice
30 g golden raisins
20 g dried apricots, cut into half
10-15 dates with stones removed and cut into half
Saffron (if is not available use turmeric)
1 Tsp cinnamon powder
Lavash bread
Salt to taste

Put a few threads of saffron in a bowl and add 4 Tbsp boiling water, cover the bowl and let to infuse.
Melt the butter in a pan. Add dried fruits and cinnamon powder to the butter and saute for 3-4 minutes until soft. Set aside.


Wash the rice. Soak in the water with salt for 1 hour. In a pot with water, bring to the boil. Drain the salty water of the rice and add the rice to the boiling water. Cook it for 7-8 minutes and then strain the rice using a colander.

Pour some oil in the same pot, place Lavash or tortilla bread in the bottom of pot. Pour half of the par cooked rice on the bread and then pour over some of saffron water and fried fruits. Repeat the process and then cover the pot with a lid and leave it to cook over medium low heat until is ready.
Serve it hot.


شیرین پلو اردبیلی
این پلو رنگارنگ و زیبا از خطه ی آذربایجان ایران می باشد . در منطقه ی قفقاز و جمهوری آذربایجان نیز بسیار طرفدار دارد. در این پلو ازمیوه های خشکی مثل خرما – کشمش و قیسی همراه با زعفران و دارچین استفاده شده است. شیرین پلو را می توان به تنهایی یا همراه با گوشت گوساله یا گوسفند صرف کرد. این پلو در عین سادگی و داشتن مواد کم برای تهیه – مثل یک تکه جواهر درخشان هست و طعم و مزه ی این پلوی میوه ای شما را سورپرایز خواهد کرد.

مواد لازم

دویست گرم برنج

سی گرم کشمش طلایی

بیست گرم قیسی خشک از وسط نصف شده

ده پانزده خرمای بدون هسته و از وسط نصف شده

کره به میزان لازم

یک ق چ پودر دارچین

نان برای ته دیگ

نمک به میزان لازم

طرز تهیه
کره را در تابه آب کرده و خرما و کشمش و قیسی را همراه با پودر دارچین برای 4-3 دقیقه تفت داده و به کناری بگذارید.
برنج را به مرحله ی آبکش رسانده و در موقع دم کردن نصف برنج را در قابلمه ریخته وروی آن مقداری آب زعفران و میوه های سرخ شده را پخش کنید. سپس باقی برنج را ریخته و مجددن باقی آب زعفران و میوه ای سرخ شده را بریزید و پلو را دم کنید.
نو ش جان



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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