Rice

Basturma or Basdirma Polo

Basturma or Basdirma polow /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 of this dish… Continue reading Basturma or Basdirma Polo

Kebab

Persian Kebab Koobideh

Kebab in the Iranian culture is one of super foods. Kebab is a kind of meat dish. It does not necessarily need to be only lamb or beef grounded meat , it could be combination of both together. One of popular kebabs in Iran, is kebab koobideh. Kebab might be served with rice ( pilaf/polow… Continue reading Persian Kebab Koobideh

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 (Persian Fava Beans Stew)

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