Three Tasty-Easy Recipes for Leftover Rice

There are two things that are staple foods in the Iranian cuisine: rice and bread. They eat rice with different kinds of meat stews or vegetable dishes. In North of Iran, near the Caspian Sea, there are beautiful rice fields which are widely famous for cultivation of different kinds of Persian rice. You can make 10s of gorgeous dishes with white/brown or wild rice. You … Continue reading Three Tasty-Easy Recipes for Leftover Rice

Persian Stuffed Zucchini (Dolmeh Kadoo)

Dolama or dolmeh is a tasty dish found in Iranian cuisine, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Greece, Arabic countries and Central Asia. The word dolma is a Turkish word and means to fill.  Dolma is the Persian version of stuffed vegetables. You can use eggplant, zucchini, onion, or tomato and stuff with either ground beef or turkey and aromatic herbs. Up to now, I have shared several recipes for … Continue reading Persian Stuffed Zucchini (Dolmeh Kadoo)

Potato stuffed bread (Naan shekampour)

One of the easiest and tastiest bread you ever had. Preparing the dough does not need any yeast , baking soda or baking powder. Very easy peasy. I stuffed my bread with potato and some vegetables but you can fill it with any kind of meat or herbs and vegetables. The most important point is to make a good dough and then you can go … Continue reading Potato stuffed bread (Naan shekampour)

Cabbage aash ( ash-e kalam Azari)

Azerbaijan is located in NW of Iran. People of this region have their own magnificent recipes. This is one of those. It is called ‘Azari cabbage aash or kalam aashi in Azari language.  Maybe you ask what is aash ( aush) ?? In Iranian cuisine  there are two kinds of  liquid food.  Aash is a thick soup which is served warm and hot and exactly like … Continue reading Cabbage aash ( ash-e kalam Azari)

Chilli con carne

If you are a spicy and hot dish lover, chilli con carne would be right choice. Chilli con carne means chilli with means. It serves with bread or rice. Ingredients 500g minced beef 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped 2 sticks of celery, peeled and finely chopped 1 red … Continue reading Chilli con carne

Uch Baji Dolmasi ( Stuffed Eggplant, Tomato and Pepper Dolma)

Dolma is an Azeri word and in cooking culture means stuffed or filled. There are many forms of dolma including: stuffed grape leaves, stuffed eggplant( aubergine), zucchini, tomato, bell pepper, onion, potato, cabbage leaves. The following recipe is an Azerbaijani recipe for dolma which is popular in Baku and Nakhchivan. This dolma is called Uch baji. Uch means three and baji means sister in Azerbaijani … Continue reading Uch Baji Dolmasi ( Stuffed Eggplant, Tomato and Pepper Dolma)

Kelane Naan Bread

Kelane is a traditional Kurdish stuffed fried flat bread. A very delicious thin bread. This bread is made in different countries such as Iran, Turkey, Afghanestn, Republic Azerbaijan. and referred to by different names. For example in Iran it’s called ‘ Kelane  ‘ in Afghanestan is called ‘ Bolani  ‘ . Traditionally this wonderful bread is baked on a brick or stone griddle but nowadays, … Continue reading Kelane Naan Bread

Herb Stuffed Bread ( Herbs Samosa)

This is a very simple but healthy and tasteful recipe.  For wrapping herbs, I  use a kind of  Iranian bread that is called ‘ Lavash bread similar to tortilla bread . Ingredients 3 lavash bread (Tortilla bread) 30 g parsley leaves 30 g spring onions 50 g spinach leaves ½ Tsp turmeric powder Salt- pepper to taste Plain yogurt Butter  1tbsp flour Preparation Wash and … Continue reading Herb Stuffed Bread ( Herbs Samosa)

Persian herb stew ( Ghormeh sabzi)

Ghormeh sabzi, is one of the most beloved, delicious, aromatic and popular Iranian stew. It is often said Ghormeh sabzi , to be national dish of Iran. The history of Ghormeh sabzi dates back to more than 500 years ago. This stew prepares with diced meat, loads of finely chopped herbs such as Parsley, cilantro, scallion…. This stew is cooked with kidney beans – black … Continue reading Persian herb stew ( Ghormeh sabzi)