Vegetarian kebab

This is one of the  tastiest vegetarian kebabs which is made with bread and vegetabls. It is simple but super tasty and easy to make it, with crispy texture, golden outside and fulllllllllllll of flavour. You may serve it with yogurt, sweet chilli sauce, any kind of chutney or ketchup.

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Ingredients

  • 5 slices of fresh white or brown bread
  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Handful fresh coriander leaves
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • Small piece of fresh ginger
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to make it???

Put slices of bread into a food processor or blender and blend it until crush and look like soft bread crumbs and set aside.

Put cooked chickpeas into a mixing bowl. Add onion, garlic, ginger, mint and coriander leaves, lemon juice, yogurt and oil to the chickpeas. Blend until become purée. Add puree mixture and all spices to the bread crumbs, mix until combine well.

Grease your hand, take a small portion of mixture and roll it like a hot dog, however you can give ball shape or cutlet/ round burger shape too. Once all kebabs are done, you may push the wooden sticks into the kebab . it ‘s just optional.

Now heat the oil or butter in a saucepan. Place kebabs into the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes, until golden crispy.

Serve it with your favourite sauce.

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Vegetarian kebab

Ingredients

  • 5 slices of fresh white or brown bread
  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Handful fresh coriander leaves
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • Small piece of fresh ginger
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

How to make it???

Put slices of bread into a food processor or blender and blend it until crush and look like soft bread crumbs and set aside.

Put cooked chickpeas into a mixing bowl. Add onion, garlic, ginger, mint and coriander leaves, lemon juice, yogurt and oil to the chickpeas. Blend until become purée. Add puree mixture and all spices to the bread crumbs, mix until combine well.

Grease your hand, take a small portion of mixture and roll it like a hot dog, however you can give ball shape or cutlet/ round burger shape too.

Once all kebabs are done, you may push the wooden sticks into the kebab . it ‘s just optional.

Now heat the oil or butter in a saucepan. Place kebabs into the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes, until golden crispy.

Serve it with your favourite sauce.

 

Azerbaijani yogurt soup

Soup is always one of the favourite dishes in Iran. Star of this dish is yogurt. Very healthy soup with lots of fresh and fragrant herbs.

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Ingredients
500 g plain yogurt
4 cups water
1 medium onion, finely chopped
300 g mixed herbs includes: chives or spring onions, spinach, parsley, coriander , tarragon ( if tarragon is not available, use 1 Tbsp of dried tarragon)
4 cloves of garlic
1 small fresh chilli pepper
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 cup cooked pinto beans
½ cup oats
2 beef stock cubes
1 Tsp dried mint for garnish
½ Tsp turmeric
½ Tsp sweet paprika
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp vegetable Oil

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Preparation
In a big pot with yogurt, add 4 Tbsp water and mix until combined well. Add oat, beef stocks, turmeric, sweet paprika, salt and dried tarragon to the yogurt mixture and allow to cook for 15 minutes on a low heat until boiling. Stirring occasionally.


Heat the oil in a pan and saute chopped onion until soft. Set aside.
Once yogurt mixture started to boil, add oil, cooked chick peas and pinto beans, grated garlic, chopped herbs, sautéed onion and chilli pepper.


Stir occasionally, cook for 15 minutes on a medium heat.
Fry dried mint in a dash of oil and once soup is ready garnish with fried mint.
Bon appetite

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Azerbaijani Noodle Soup

This noodle soup is popular in NW of Iran. It has a sour/sweet taste due to vinegar and prunes in it.. This is a noodle soup with cereals, meat balls, fried onions and dried mint sauce.

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Ingredients

200g Persian noodles ( if it is not available you can use egg noodles instead of Persian noodles)
1 large onion or 2 small ones
200g ground beef
2 cups of cooked lentils, chickpeas and pinto beans
1 cup prunes
2 Tbsp plain flour
½ cup apple cider or grape vinegar
Salt- black pepper to taste
1Tbsp dried mint
1 Tsp turmeric
Oil

Preparation

In a big pot with 8cups of water, add flour and bring it to a boil. Mix ground meat with one of grated onions. Combine together. Give small balls shape to the meat and fry them until they are brown.
Finely chop second onion and fry until golden. Keep some for the garnishing and use remaining for mixing with the soup.


Once water started to boil, add cooked cereals, all spices, prunes, oil, vinegar, fried onion, noodles, and meat balls. Cook it on low heat until soup is thick.
For the garnishing the soup, fry dried mint and garnish with fried mint and fried onion.

 

 

 

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Omaj Soup

One of traditional soups from Tabriz, an ancient city in NW of Iran.
This soup is made with fresh vegetables and a kind of home made pasta that is combination of flour with water, salt and turmeric.

 

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Ingredients
1 cup brown lentils
½ cup chick peas
½ cup pinto beans
1 large onion, finely chopped
250 g fresh herbs: mint, dill and leek
7 tbsp flour
2 beef stock cubes
Salt- pepper to taste
1 ½ tsp turmeric
Plain yogurt for garnishing
Mint sauce
Olive oil or butter

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Preparation
In a bowl with 5 tbs flour, add salt and ½ tsp turmeric, mix together. Gradually add water until make a dough that does not stick to hand. Take small piece of dough ( as size as chickpeas) and give ball shape. Place all tiny balls in a tray and let to dry.


Heat the oil or butter in a pan and saute until is tender. .Set aside. Chop fresh herbs as well. Cook lentils, pinto beans and chickpeas earlier.

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Pour water in a pot, add 2 tbsp flour, it will  give good thickness to your soup. Mix it. Bring it to a boil, add turmeric, 2 beef stock cubes, fried onion, herbs,  per-cooked cereal, tiny dough balls, season with salt and pepper and 3 tbsp olive oil or butter. Stirring several times in order to prevent do not stick tiny dough balls.

 

In a pan with 1 tbsp oil, add dried mint and saute for few seconds, remove from the heat.
Once soup is ready garnishing with mint Sauce  or fried onions and spoonful of plain yogurt.

 

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Azerbaijani Noodle Aash

This noodle aash is popular in NW of Iran. It has a sour/sweet taste due to vinegar and prunes in it.. This is a noodle soup with cereals, meat balls, fried onions and dried mint.

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Azerbaijani noodle aash
Ingredients
200g Persian noodles ) if it is not available you can use egg noodles instead of Persian noodles)
1 large onion or 2 small ones
200g ground beef
2 cups of cooked lentils, chickpeas and pinto beans
1 cup prunes
2 Tbsp plain flour
½ cup apple cider or grape vinegar
Salt- black pepper to taste
1Tbsp dried mint
1 Tsp turmeric
Oil

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Method
In a big pot with 8 cups of water, add flour and bring it to a boil. Mix ground meat with one of grated onions. Combine together. Give small balls shape to the meat and fry them until they are brown.

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Finely chop second onion and fry until golden. Keep some for the garnishing and use remaining for mixing with the soup.
Once water started to boil, add cooked cereals, all spices, prunes, oil, vinegar, fried onion, noodles, and meat balls. Cook it on low heat until soup is thick.
For the garnishing the soup, fry dried mint and garnish with fried mint and fried onion.

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Dizi (Abgoosht)

Abgoosht, literally means ‘ meat juice’. Dizi is the name of a special pots for making this dish and that’s why other name for abgoosht is Dizi. It’s a traditional dish in Iran. In old days it used to be cooked in stone or ceramic pots inside but nowadays it’s prepared on the stove top in the pot. Main ingredient is lamb or beef shank. It is very rich, thick and delicious. For this special meal, you will need meat masher and if you prefer to cook it in the ceramic jar, you can use Moroccan ‘tagine’ pot.

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Ingredients:
1 kg lamb meat
2 onions, peeled and chopped roughly
1 cup of chickpeas, soaked over the night
Charlotte potatoes
3 tbs tomato paste
1 tbs saffron water
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs dried lime powder
Salt- pepper and oil

 

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Preparation:
Wash the meat. Cut it into chunks. Put a large pot on a medium heat, add 9-10 cups of water, bring it to boil. Add meat chunks and onions. Cover the pot with lid. Simmer until it is tender. Check out the pot and remove foam.
Cook boil, chickpeas separately. Set it aside. Once meat is cooked, remove it from the pot and place it in the tagine pot. Add cooked boiled chickpeas, tomato paste, oil, saffron water, potatoes, all spices + 3 cups of water. Adjust seasoning. Cover tagine with lid and place it in the oven at 180 C for about 40 minutes. Let it to cook until reduce volume of liquid but not all of liquid. When it is cooked, remove pot from the oven. Empty content of ceramic pot in a plate. You will have 3 ways of serving this dish 🙂
First, serve broth (soup) with bread (as you see in the photo). Then, solid ( meat , potatoes and chickpeas) could be served mashed or not mashed ( like images). Also, if you have leftover, can be served with rice as well. Try this Persian dish, It is tasty.
Bon appetite.

 

 

 

 

Ardebili yogurt soup

This beautiful super tasty soup with fresh herbs is  popular in Iran, specially in NW of country in Ardebil and Astara . In Persian language it is called Ash-e doogh  and in Azari language we call it Doga Ashi or Ayran ashi. There are different recipes for this soup, and this is Ardebili version of Ash-e Doogh.

 

 

Ingredients
200 g ground beef
1 kg yogurt
180 g white beans or chickpeas, cooked
4 tbsp rice (uncooked)
1 medium onion (grated)
2 cloves of garlic
100 g fresh herbs (chives, coriander, parsley)
1 tbsp flour
100 g butter
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp dried mint

Oil

 
How to make it
Put ground beef in a bowl and add grated onion, salt and pepper to that. Combine all together well. Make small meat balls and set aside. Mince herbs. Wash it and place it in colander to drain. Wash rice. In a big pot, pour your yogurt. Add rice, flour and 1500 ml cold water. Whisk all together, until you have smooth liquid with no lump. Put pot over a medium heat. Stir it constantly for about 25-30 minutes and brings it to boil. Do not give up stirring, before it boils.
Add herbs, white beans, butter and meat balls to the pot. Chop garlic and add it to the pot as well. Stir it time to time. Allow to cook for 15 minutes more. Meanwhile, put small pan over the law heat. Add 2 tbsp olive oil and dried mint. Fry it for 20 seconds and topping the soup with this sauce.
Soup is ready now🙂
Nosh-e Jan.

 

(آش دوغ ( دوگا آشی

این آش خیلی خیلی اشتها بر انگیز و خوش عطر و بو هست که با سبزیجات تازه تهی میشه و در اردبیل و آستارا خیلی محبوبیت داره و معروفه 🙂

به زبان فارسی به آش دوغ معروف هست وبه زبان آذری به دوگا آشی یا آیران آشی معروف هست. دستور پخت های مختلفی رو میشه برای این آش پیدا کردکه این هم دستور پخت اردبیلی آش دوغ هست.

مواد لازم

دویست گرم گوشت چرخ کرده

یک کیلو گرم ماست

صدوهشتاد گرم لوبیا سفید یا نخود پخته

چهار ق غ برنج

یک عدد پیاز متوسط- رنده شده

دو حبه سیر رنده شده

صد گرم سبزی تازه شامل: تره – جعفری و گشنیز

یک ق غ آرد

صد گرم کره

نمک  و فلفل به میزان لازم

یک ق چ نعنا خشک

روغن

طرز تهیه
گوشت و پیاز چرخ کرده را به همراه نمک و فلقل مخلوط کرده و آن را به صورت کوفته قل قلی های کوچکی در آورید و به کناری بگذارید. سبزی ها را خرد کنید– بشویید و در آبکش ریخته تا آب اضافی آن خارج شود. داخل یک قابلمه ی بزرگ ماست– برنج خام– آرد و 1500 میلی لیتر آب سرد ریخته و خوب با هم مخلوط کنید تا مایع یک‌دست داشته باشید. قابلمه را روی حرارت ملایم گذاشته و به مدت 30-25 دقیقه و بدون وقفه هم بزنید تا مایع به جوش آید. سپس سبزجات– لوبیا سفید آب پز شده– کوفته قل قلی– کره و نمک و فلفل را به دوغ به جو ش آمده اضافه کنید و بگذارید مجددن به مدت 15 دقیقه ی دیگر بجوشد. در همان ضمن حبه های سیر را له کرده و به آش اضافه کنید. نعنا داغ را نیز تهیه کنید.زمان آوردن آش سر سفره یا میز غذا نعنا داغ را روی آش بریزید.

 

 

Kufte Buzbash

This recipe is one  of Azerbaijani kufteh/kofte or  meatballs.  Usually people know about Italian or Swedish meatballs but  they know less about Persian and Azerbaijani kufte or meatballs. Sometimes kufte or meatballs  are stuffed with cooked egg and dried fruits and nuts and sometime they are plain meatballs without any filling. The word kufteh is derived from Persian word ‘ Kuftan’ which literally mean ( to pound). Main ingredient for making kufteh is meat: beef/ lamb or combination of both. Other ingredient is aromatic herbs, which could be dried or fresh chopped. Herbs such as mint, basil, tarragon.
Each meatball depends on its size (because some meatballs are giant and could be stuffed with cooked egg and dried fruits ) or simply stuffed with dried fruits such as apricots, prunes, dates and Barberry.

Ingredients
200 g ground beef
½ cup cooked chickpeas
1/3 cup cooked rice
2 tbsp fresh chopped mint leaves or dried herbs
Salt – pepper to taste
4-5 dried prunes and apricots, finely chopped

Ingredients for broth
2 tbsp butter
4-5 baby potatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
Salt – pepper
½ tsp turmeric
2 tbsp plain flour

Preparation
Pour cooked chickpeas in a blender and make it into a paste. Mix ground meat with chopped herbs, spices, and rice and paste chickpeas and combine very well. Then take small portion of meat mixture and, place ½ tbsp. chopped dried fruits in centre of meatball and Shape into a medium (apple size) meatball. If mixture is sticky, you could wet your hand and carry on with giving shape to the meat. Set aside meatballs and prepare broth.
For making broth, Melt the butter in a pot, add chopped onion and spices. Saute until softened. Pour 700 ml water, 2 tbsp plain flour and mix well. Bring it to boil. Add potatoes and gently add meatballs one by one to the pot and let it cook over medium heat for about 30-40 minutes.
Once kufteh is ready, serve it with broth, kufteh and potatoes.

Kufteh Bozbash

This recipe is for a kind of Azerbaijani kufteh or stuffed meatballs. The word kufteh is derived from Persian word ‘ Koftan’ which literally mean ( to pound). Main ingredient for making kufteh is meat: beef/ lamb or combination of both. Other ingredient is aromatic herbs, which could be dried or fresh chopped. Herbs such as mint, basil, tarragon.
Each meatball depends on its size (because some meatballs are giant and could be stuffed with cooked egg and dried fruits ) or simply stuffed with dried fruits such as apricots, prunes, dates and Barberry.
Ingredients
200 g ground beef
½ cup cooked chickpeas
1/3 cup cooked rice
2 tbsp fresh chopped mint leaves or dried herbs
Salt – pepper to taste
4-5 dried prunes and apricots, finely chopped

Ingredients for broth
2 tbsp butter
4-5 baby potatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
Salt – pepper
½ tsp turmeric
2 tbsp plain flour

Preparation
Pour cooked chickpeas in a blender and make it into a paste. Mix ground meat with chopped herbs, spices, and rice and paste chickpeas and combine very well. Then take small portion of meat mixture and, place ½ tbsp. chopped dried fruits in centre of meatball and Shape into a medium (apple size) meatball. If mixture is sticky, you could wet your hand and carry on with giving shape to the meat. Set aside meatballs and prepare broth.
For making broth, Melt the butter in a pot, add chopped onion and spices. Saute until softened. Pour 700 ml water, 2 tbsp plain flour and mix well. Bring it to boil. Add potatoes and gently add meatballs one by one to the pot and let it cook over medium heat for about 30-40 minutes.
Once kufteh is ready, serve it with broth, kufteh and potatoes..