Basturma or Basdirma Polo باسترما پلو

Basturma باسترماپلو or Basdirma polow باسدیرما پلو /pilaf is a traditional Azerbaijani rice dish that is popular in Ardebil an ancient city near Caspian Sea. The meaning of the word ‘ Basturma or Basdirma’ translates as ‘ to press’ or ‘ pressed’. An other literally meaning of this word is ‘ buried’. Why the name… Continue reading Basturma or Basdirma Polo باسترما پلو


Persian Kebab Koobideh کباب کوبیده

Kebab کباب in the Iranian culture is one of super foods. Kebab is a kind of meat dish made of ground beef or lamb or mixture of both meat with salt and pepper. It should be %80meat and %20 fat. One of popular kebab types in Iran, is kebab koobideh/kubideh کباب کوبیده. Kebab might be… Continue reading Persian Kebab Koobideh کباب کوبیده

Rice, Vegetarains

Coloured Tahdig

Persian ( Iranian) rice gets steamed with the most scrumptious, crunchy and golden crust that is called ‘ tahdig’ meaning bottom of the pot in Farsi language. Tahdig, is speciality of Iranian cuisine consisting of crispy, crunchy, golden browned layer of either rice – bread, potatoes or meat taken from the bottom of the pot… Continue reading Coloured Tahdig

Sandwich, Vegetarains

Cheddar Cheese Mayonnaise Sandwich

This is very simple, cold, plain, easy sandwich with satisfying taste. Simply with 3 ingredients would be ready. Ingredients Slices of white or brown breads 2 tbsp Mayo sauce 50 g grated cheddar cheese Method In a bowl with grated cheese, add Mayo sauce. Mix throughly until combine well. Spread cheese mixture on one of… Continue reading Cheddar Cheese Mayonnaise Sandwich

Stew with polow, Vegetarains

Baghala Ghatogh باقالا قاتق (Persian Fava Beans Stew)

Baghala ghatogh  is a northern Iranian speciality dish in Gilan and Mazandaran provinces. Traditionally it made with beans, dill, poached eggs and spiced with turmeric. For making this dish needs a type of beans called ‘Pache baghali’ but when you live out of Iran, sometimes it’s difficult to find it, so ‘Fava beans, broad beans, or… Continue reading Baghala Ghatogh باقالا قاتق (Persian Fava Beans Stew)