Rice

Basturma or Basdirma Polo باسترما پلو

Basturma باسترماپلو or Basdirma polow باسدیرما پلو /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… Continue reading Basturma or Basdirma Polo باسترما پلو

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 نان سیر گره دار

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 strong flour bread 325ml lukewarm water 7g dried yeast 1tsp salt 4 cloves of garlic, grated handful fresh parsley leaves,… Continue reading Garlic Bread Knots نان سیر گره دار