Rice

Persian rice with sour cherries (Albaloo polo)

Sour cherry or Morello cherry is called ‘ Albaloo’ in Persian language. Iranian housewives make different things with albaloo such as: sour cherr juice, hot and cold drinks, jam and stew, cake and cookies. One of the Iranian famous rice dish is called Alballoo polo/pilaf which is made with sour cherries, spices and different meats such as:… Continue reading Persian rice with sour cherries (Albaloo polo)

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Desserts, Nowruz

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… Continue reading Mutekke Cookies(شیرینی متکا)

Drinks and beverages

Fennel sharbat with cardamom

Sharbat /sherbet is a popular and common sweet and non-alcohol drink in Iran, India, Turkey, Afghnestan and Arab countries. Sharbat is served cold and chilled . In the 12th century a Persian book describes different kinds of sharbats in Iran which made with fruits, flowers and seeds includes: lemon, pomegranate, cherry, mint, fennel seeds, saffron,… Continue reading Fennel sharbat with cardamom

Rice

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

Desserts, Nations food

Golap Sweets (Rose Pitha )

I love to try foods and sweets from different countries. One of those beautiful desserts that I tried a famous dessert from Bangladesh that is called Golap pitha.   Golap means rose. Making these pretty colourful roses is lots of fun and they are very tasty. They look gorgeous with lovely sweet taste of spices… Continue reading Golap Sweets (Rose Pitha )