Salad/pickles/ jams, Yalad nigh

Autumn Persimmon- Pomegranate Salad

Persimmon خرمالو is one of my favourite Fall fruits. In Iran we have variety of Permissions with different local names. Some are squat with a flat base and round shape like tomato and some with four sides. Persimmon is called ‘ Khormalu خرمالو’ in Farsi language. Khormalu with gorgeous deep orange colour and sweet honey-like… Continue reading Autumn Persimmon- Pomegranate Salad

Rice, Yalad nigh

Pomegranate Rice انار پلو

Pomegranate rice انار پلو is one of ceremonial meals and recipes for especial night in Iranian calendar which is called Yalda night. Yalda ( on December 21) is one of traditional events in Iran which marks as longest and darkest night of the year. In other countries like: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan are also celebrating… Continue reading Pomegranate Rice انار پلو

Yalad nigh

Yalda Night / Shab-e Chelleh شب چله – شب یلدا

Iranians have celebrated last night of the Autumn for thousands of years. Yalda night (20/21th of December) which is called Shab-e Yalda شب یلدا or Shab-e Chelleh شب چله =night of forty, is the night of Winter Solstice and is one of traditional festivals in Iran which marks as longest and darkest night of the… Continue reading Yalda Night / Shab-e Chelleh شب چله – شب یلدا