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

Stew with polow

Sour cherry beef stew ( Khoresht-e Aalbalu) with spiced rice

This is a delicious / aromatic sweet stew due to combination of cherry stew with spiced rice. In Iran, best time to get fresh sour cherry is summer time. Most of housewives make jam and marmalade or simply freeze it, and once, want to make sour cherry stew, they use those. Anyway, I have also… Continue reading Sour cherry beef stew ( Khoresht-e Aalbalu) with spiced rice

Bread

Garlic Bread knots

  I have baked these beautiful garlic knots with my home made pizza dough. But you can get pizza dough from supermarket or just as I mentioned make your own dough as I did. Ingredients 500g plain flour 7g dried yeast 1tsp salt 4 cloves of garlic, grated handful fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped Olive… Continue reading Garlic Bread knots