Marinated Olives (Zeytoon Parvardeh)

In Northern cities of Iran, having pickled garlic with 7-10 years old and marinated olives in their daily meals is a MUST.   If you are an olive lover, so perhaps my following post can caught your attention.  I love this salad or pickle which is called ‘ Zytoon Parvardeh’ or marinated olives with walnuts, pomegranate molasses, garlic and spices such as ground angelica. A … Continue reading Marinated Olives (Zeytoon Parvardeh)

Ash Doogh (Azerbaijani Dovga Soup)

Today I made Aash-e doogh (dovga aashi). Maybe you ask what is Aash? In Iranian cuisine  there are two kinds of  liquid food.  Aash is a thick soup and exactly like soup made with variation of vegetables, or noodles,, stocks and spices. This dish is spelling: Ash, aash, aush, ashe. But soup is a thin and light liquid food, served warm and made by combining vegetables with … Continue reading Ash Doogh (Azerbaijani Dovga Soup)

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)

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

How to Make Homemade Butter

Butter made from milk of sheep, goat, cow, buffalo,…In old times, butter was luxury and used only in special occasions and events. Butter used for frying, sautéing and baking. It’s colour varies from deep yellow to pale yellow. Few days ago I prepared my own home made cheese and the result was FAN TAS TIC. Then I told myself lets make home made butter, why … Continue reading How to Make Homemade Butter

Eggplant dish (Bademjan dish)

If you are eggplant( aubergine) lover, you know eggplant is delicious in a curry, or stew, on the barbecue , as a fried dish, as a salad or as a jam. This is a mouthwatering eggplant recipe which is a warm vegetable dish. If you are interested in eggplant , I have more recipes , such as: Persian eggplant jam, Persian eggplant stew with chicken, deep … Continue reading Eggplant dish (Bademjan dish)

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

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 turnip-rice soup

This is a very easy following recipe for turnip soup with a soft texture and lovely flavour. Turnip is called ‘ Shalgham’ in Farsi. There are different recipes for turnip soup, like turnip-carrot, turnip-onion, ….. and this is my turnip-rice soup a Lovely meal for a lunch or as a light dinner. Ingredients 1 large turnip 3 onions 2 cloves of garlic 4-5 carrots 3 … Continue reading Persian turnip-rice soup