Walnuts pilaf

A simple rice dish with lots of spices such as turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, fried onion and walnuts, mmmmmmm so good and healthy light dish.   Ingredients 200g rice, cooked 100g green peas, cooked 1large onion, peeled, thinly sliced 3tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped 2tbsp fresh coriander, chopped ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp cardamom 1tsp cumin ½ tsp ground coriander seeds ½ tsp turmeric 2 bay … Continue reading Walnuts pilaf

Tahchin Shevid- Baghali (Persian Dill & Broad Beans Rice Cake

Traditionally this rice dish is called Tahchin or upside down rice also known as Persian baked rice cake. Tahchin is an Iranian divine rice dish with beautiful presentation. It’s made of layered meat and rice. It may not look like much from the outside but the combination of cooked meat, yogurt, egg and aromatic spices with rice create a crunchy outer crust and soft inside … Continue reading Tahchin Shevid- Baghali (Persian Dill & Broad Beans Rice Cake

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 is Basturma polow? Well I would say, because meat mixture … Continue reading Basturma or Basdirma Polo

Coloured Tahdig

Persian ( Iranian) rice gets steamed with the most scrumptious, crunchy and golden crust that is called ‘ tahdig’ meaning bottom of the pot in Farsi language. Tahdig, is speciality of Iranian cuisine consisting of crispy, crunchy, golden browned layer of either rice – bread, potatoes or meat taken from the bottom of the pot , while the rice on the top steams. Usually in … Continue reading Coloured Tahdig

Persian turnip-rice soup

This is a very easy following recipe for turnip soup with a soft texture and lovely flavour. Turnip is called ‘ Shalgham’ in Farsi. There are different recipes for turnip soup, like turnip-carrot, turnip-onion, ….. and this is my turnip-rice soup a Lovely meal for a lunch or as a light dinner. Ingredients 1 large turnip 3 onions 2 cloves of garlic 4-5 carrots 3 … Continue reading Persian turnip-rice soup

Japanese Salmon rice with fresh vegetables

You can serve this meal as a main course or side dish. Ingredients 200 g salmon fish, finely cut into small pieces 200 g rice 2 eggs 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 carrot, grated 3 tbsp green peas 2 spring onions, finely chopped Salt and oil   Method Place rice in a rice cooker, add oil, water, soy sauce and cook it. While rice is … Continue reading Japanese Salmon rice with fresh vegetables

Cutlet or Persian Meat Patty with Yellow Split Peas

Cutlet is famous Persian meat patty. You can make it with different meat such as ( beef – lamb- veal). Persian cutlet or meat patty has a simple recipe but it is incredibly tasty and delicious. It looks like burger BUT it’s combination of meat  either with potatoes – chickpeas or yellow split peas. It can be served either with Persian Naan bread ( Lavash) or … Continue reading Cutlet or Persian Meat Patty with Yellow Split Peas

Persian Dill and Fava Beans Rice with Lamb Shank

Dill/fava beans rice with lamb shanks is one of the mosttttttt tastiest and popular dishes in Iran and usually serves in especial occasions and events. Rice with fava beans ( broad beans) is called ‘ Bahagli polow’ in Farsi and the beautiful tender lamb shanks which is called ‘ Mahicheh’ in Farsi is a luxurious dish that was one of favourite dishes of Persian king … Continue reading Persian Dill and Fava Beans Rice with Lamb Shank

Lubia Polo( Persian Style Rice with Green Beans)

Lubia polo as we say in Farsi, is another popular Iranian rice dish. Lubia/loobia is green beans in Farsi. This rice dish is full of colour, flavour and veryyyyyyyy delicious meal for whole family. It is  a beautiful combination of rice with fresh green beans, diced or ground meat, tomato paste and aromatic spices. Ingredients 3 cups rice 4000 g diced meat 200 g green … Continue reading Lubia Polo( Persian Style Rice with Green Beans)