Mutekke Cookies(شیرینی متکا)

Mutekke or Cigarette  cookies are  traditional Azerbaijani cookies. Mutekke which is called bolster in English language is a long and narrow pillow filled with cotton or feather. By the way I have attached some photos of Mutekke in following photos. So name of this cookie come from their shape which resembles a traditional tube-shaped pillow…

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No Baked Watermelon Cake کیک هندوانه بدون پخت

I was at a party and our host served watermelon cake but not a regular cake with flour, baking powder, eggs, milk,…. It was simply fresh watermelon with an amazing arrangement. I just loved it. It was soooo refreshing, no baked, healthy and fruity. I have never seen and heard about this cake. It is…

Easy Nut Energy Bar

Hi lovely people. If you are very busy that have no time to eat your food, a delicious and good solution is nut energy bar that is a good sources of protein and carbohydrate. Ingredients 1 cup walnuts 1 cup almond ½ cup sesame seed ½ cup pistachio ½ cup cashew ½ cup pumpkin seed…

Almond chocolate muffins

These almond muffins are easy to make , very rich and keeps well for next few days. Ingredients 3 eggs 300g marzipan ( %25) 85g butter 60g cocoa powder Strawberry jam Preparation First of all preheat oven to 165 C. Put the marzipan and cocoa powder in a big bowl and mix it with your…

Naan Khataaei

Naan khaataei is a kind of buttery cookies. According to wikipedia, Naan is a Persian word for bread and Khataaei is an Afghan word for biscuit. It is popular in India and Pakistan. In NE of Iran these biscuits are called kulcha khataaei. Naan khataaei can be easily prepared at home. They are deliciously sweet…

Jewelled Rice

First of all may I ask you please please try this dish. You have no idea how much this rice dish is gorgeous. It is simply celebration of fragrance, and color with spices , dried fruits like raisins, barberries ( tiny red berry), nuts such as pistachio and almond and orange peel and carrot. Jewelled…

Persian Saffron Rice Pudding شله زرد

Saffron rice pudding is called ‘ Sholeh zard’ in Farsi language. An exotic dessert from Persia. Name of Sholeh zard describes texture and colour of the dessert. It is an aromatic, delicious and traditional Persian dessert with beautiful golden colour that takes this colour from saffron and garnished with cinnamon, pistachio and almonds. Sholeh zard…

Newspaper shape baklava

Baklava is a kind of crunchy sweet and rich pastry made with filo pastry and filled with chopped nuts such as: almonds, walnuts, pistachio and hazelnuts and spices like, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. In Iran there is drier version of baklava as well that is cooked in diamond- shaped and flavoured with rose water. Baklava…

Broccoli Soup

This soup is one my favourites. It is very delicious and there is a good harmony between combination of ground almond with broccoli. Ingredients 340 g broccoli, cut into small florets 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic 250 ml milk 500 ml dissolved stocks ( vegetable or beef) 45 g ground almond Salt…