Green rice (Zamarod pilaf)

Green rice or herbed rice is popular in many countries. For example in Iran we make herbed rice with dill or other green rice which is mixture of fresh herbs including: coriander, parsley, dill, chives, fenugreek. In following photo you can see Persian herbed rice (Sabzi polow). Or there is a Mexican rice dish made with cilantro, and parsley. Among Indian rice dishes also are … Continue reading Green rice (Zamarod pilaf)

Falafel

Falafel is one the most favourite fast foods in the Middle East. Falafel is an Arabic word,and plural ‘ filfil’ meaning “pepper”. Falafel is a meatless food and good source of protein and suitable for vegetarians. Originally it is spicy but in any country it has adjusted based on the taste of people. Falafel is made of chickpeas or fava beans. Egyptians make falafe with … Continue reading Falafel

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

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. Ingredients 5 slices of fresh white or brown bread 1 cup chickpeas, cooked 1 onion … Continue reading Vegetarian kebab

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)

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

Spicy Lentil Flatbread

This flat lentil bread recipe is sooooo good and delicious. There are different kinds of lentils: red or orange, brown, green, yellow. I made my lentil bread with red ones. You can find all of them in your local super markets and Middle East grocery stores. There are used different names in different languages for lentils, for example in Persian and Arabic it’s called ‘ … Continue reading Spicy Lentil Flatbread

Baba Ganoush

Baba ganoush is a smoky  eggplant dip. It’s one of my favourites. Very easy to make it and super tasty, of course if you are eggplant lover. It tastes amazing after a day in the fridge. Baba ganush, is popular in Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Arabic countries around Persian Gulf and some African countries such as Egypt. It’s basically made with eggplant, tahini which is sesame … Continue reading Baba Ganoush

Persian sour cherry pilaf (Albaloo polow ba tahdig maast)

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 cherry produce in Iran, countries around Caspian sea, Russia, Eastern … Continue reading Persian sour cherry pilaf (Albaloo polow ba tahdig maast)