Deemaaj

Qazvin in NW of Tehran, is one of ancient cities of Iran. Qazvin was capital of the Persian Empire under Safavids for 57 years. Nowadays, this city is one of important cultural and tourism centre in Iran due to archaeological sites, fortifications, monuments, ……. and beautiful sights and for its carpet patterns, poets, pistachio gardens and Sweets such as Baklava. Name of my recipe is … Continue reading Deemaaj

Crispy-Colourful Fried Onions ( Persian Piaz Dagh)

Fried onions or as we say in Farsi ( Piaz dahg) is one of essential ingredients in Persian cuisine. We use fried onions a lot in stews, soup, aash, ……   Frankly speaking, it’s very easy peasy to make crispy crunchy fried onions ( piaz dagh) at home and إyou know home made fried onions is much better and so delicious. In one of my … Continue reading Crispy-Colourful Fried Onions ( Persian Piaz Dagh)

Spinach and Garlic-Yogurt Rolls

This is such a delicioussssssssssss and good finger food, party nibbles or snack. Star of this recipe is spinach. You can use either fresh or frozen spinach leaves. One of other ingredients for this beautiful dish is barberry which is called ‘ Zereshk  ‘ in Persian language. Zereshk is dried fruit of Barberries. Iran is the largest producer of zereshk in the world. Most of … Continue reading Spinach and Garlic-Yogurt Rolls

Fried Diced Potatoes with Turmeric

You know turmeric is a herb with lots of benefits. You can use turmeric in different ways, you can eat or drink it as a lovely tea . It’s not only a kind of spice but also is a medicine with lots of goods. Turmeric is called ‘Zardchobeh ’ in Persian and is one of key ingredients in In Iranian cuisine. We add turmeric to stews, … Continue reading Fried Diced Potatoes with Turmeric

Baba Ganoush

Baba ganoush is a smoky  eggplant dip. It’s one of my favourites. Very easy to make it and super tasty, of course if you are eggplant lover. It tastes amazing after a day in the fridge. Baba ganush, is popular in Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Arabic countries around Persian Gulf and some African countries such as Egypt. It’s basically made with eggplant, tahini which is sesame … Continue reading Baba Ganoush

Spinach puree with Halloumi cheese

This dish is delicious and very easy to prepare. Ingredients 300 gr spinach leaves 100 gr Halloumi cheese 6-7 cherry tomatoes 1 small chilli 1 tbs grated ginger 1 tbs flour 1/2 tbs cumin 1/2 tbs coriander powder 1/4 tbs turmeric 3 tbs cream Salt Vegetable oil Preparation Wash spinach leaves. Place them into a pot. Add a little bit water and let it to … Continue reading Spinach puree with Halloumi cheese

Brushchetta

Brushchetta is one of tastiest starters or snacks 🙂 Ingredients 2 finely diced tomatoes 1 grated clove of garlic Slices of baguette bread 2 Tbsp extra olive oil 1 Tsp balsamic vinegar Few fresh basil leaves, finely chopped Salt and pepper to taste Preparation In a bowl with diced tomatoes add grated garlic, vinegar, oil , mix all ingredient together. Toast slices of bread in … Continue reading Brushchetta

Fried zucchini – aubergine bites

In my childhood, when my mother used to fry slices of zucchini ( kadoo) and aubergine ( baademjan) for preparing stew, we always took several fried slices and with a pinch of salt ate them. . Fried zucchini – eggplant were very yummy. Ingredients 1 zucchini, thinly sliced 1 aubergine, thinly sliced ½ cup plain yogurt 1 small clove of garlic, grated Flat Lavash – … Continue reading Fried zucchini – aubergine bites

Spiralized curly potatoes

Recently I bought spiralizer gadget. It has different blades and I made my crispy, curly potato fries. Ingredients 2-3 Potatoes Salt Red pepper paprika garlic powder Oil Method Peel the potatoes. Slice both ends of potatoes. Put the potato in the gadget and spiralize. Soak in the cold water to rinsed the starch off.Deep fry for few minutes. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic … Continue reading Spiralized curly potatoes