Desserts

Persian Campfire Halva

Halva means ‘ sweet’ in Arabic language and is a kind of sweet, dense and rich dessert, usually made with plain flour - wheat flour – rice, sesame paste and semolina flour but might be made with vegetables such as carrots or pumpkins as well, mixed with sugar, saffron, rose water, cardamom or cinnamon. Halve… Continue reading Persian Campfire Halva

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Rice

Persian sour cherry pilaf (Albaloo polow ba tahdig maast) آلبالو پلو با ته دیگ ماست

Sour cherry or Morello cherry is called ‘ albaloo’ in Persian language. Albaloo or moreloo cherry is smaller that sweet cherry with dark red colour. The origins for Sour cherry is in Iranian plateau or East Europe. This fruit is very popular in Iran from ancient time to modern day Iran. Nowadays, albaloo or sour… Continue reading Persian sour cherry pilaf (Albaloo polow ba tahdig maast) آلبالو پلو با ته دیگ ماست

Desserts

Kataifi dessert

This is one of the most delicious desserts. It’s made with Kataifi dough that is filled with different ingredients such as pistachio, walnuts, mascarpone cheese or cream and soaked in honey-sugar syrup.It’s surprisingly easy to make. Just fill it, roll it up and bake it 🙂   Ingredients 400g kataifi philo 250g melted butter Ingredients… Continue reading Kataifi dessert

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

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… Continue reading Naan Khataaei