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.

 

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 used sour cherry jam for my stew. You can use meat balls, chicken , beef or lamb for this stew. All are delicious.

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Ingredients
150g rice
200g diced beef
1 medium onion/ peeled and chopped finely
200g sour cherry jam
2 tbs saffron water
1 tbs rice spice( It is a combination of numbers of spices that in Persian cuisine we use it as rice spice ( advieh poloei) and these spices are: cardamon, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, rose petals, nutmeg, pepper and clove.

1tbsp salt
Oil

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Preparation
Place a pot on the heat, add water . Bring it to boil. Add diced meat, chopped onion and oil. Allow to cook until it is tender. Once meat is cooked, add sour cherry jam, stir it very well. Let it to cook for more 10 minutes on a low heat.

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Boil your rice for 10 minutes, drain and rinse it under running water. Bring rice back into the pot, and then add one layer of rice and one layer of spices, repeat it until all rice is done. Cover the pot with a lid and let it to cook on a low heat for 20 minutes.Once you serve the rice, take 2tbs of cooked rice and mix it with saffron water and garnish top of your rice with it.

Serve sour cherry stew with spicy rice.

Enjoy

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Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a rich, hearty and spicy chicken soup that would make your cold winter evening very warm 🙂

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Ingredients

2 skinless and boneless chicken breast or thighs

1 sheet of egg noodles

1 small red bell pepper

Small piece of fresh ginger root, chopped lengthwise

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 bunch scallions, sliced green part and white part separately

1 cup coconut milk powder

1 tbsp light soy sauce

50g green peas

3 cups water

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil

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Method

Heat the oil in a saucepan, add diced chicken to the pan and fry for 5 minutes and stirring until golden. Add ginger, garlic, bell pepper and white part of spring onions to the chicken and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in water, coconut milk powder, soy sauce, noodles in a pot and season with salt -pepper, bring it to a boil. Then add fried ingredients, green peas and green part of spring onions and cook for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

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Ginger Biscuits (Christmas Cookies)

Every year I bake ginger biscuits for family and extra for sharing with friends and neighbours. They are lovely with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Ingredients

600g plain flour

150g self-raising flour

100g butter

250ml golden syrup

250g brown sugar

2 eggs

1 orange

2tbsp mixed spices

1tbsp ground ginger

1tsp baking powder

 

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Method

Add brown sugar, butter and golden syrup into a pot. Grate orange zest and add it to the pot as well. Put the pot on a medium heat and Stirring until sugar has melted. Then, remove from the heat and let it cool down.

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Beat the eggs and stir into the cold sugar mixture.

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Mix flour, baking powder, mixed spices and ground ginger in a large bowl. Stir in sugar mixture. Combine all ingredients until you have a soft dough.

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Knead the dough few minutes by hand. Then divide it into two balls. Wrap them in cling film. Let the dough rest for 4 hours in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Now, Roll one of dough balls with a rolling pin on lightly floured work surface.

Cut into ginger bread men, stars, Christmas tree, moon shapes from the dough. Place them on the baking tray with baking paper.

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Bake for 10 minutes, until edges of cookies begin to brown. Cool on baking tray for 2 mintues then remove to wire racks. Decorate cookies as desired.

Every year I bake ginger biscuits for family and extra for sharing with friends and neighbours. They are lovely with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Herb Rice with Potato

Lovely rice dish with aromatic herbs and potatoes. Vegetarians would enjoy this dish.

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Herb rice with baby potatoes

Ingredients
2 cups rice
150 g baby potatoes, cooked and peeled off
Mix herbs such as: mint, parsley, coriander, spring onions and dill, finely chopped
1 Tsp fennel seeds
½ Tsp ginger paste
½ Tsp garlic paste
2 Tsp pomegranate molasses OR ½ cup pomegranate seeds
¼ Tsp chili flake
Salt
Butter or vegetable oil

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Preparation
In a pan, melt the butter, ad fennel seeds, pomegranate seeds or molasses, ginger/garlic paste and chilli flakes. Fry for 1 minute, set aside.

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Saute chopped herbs for 5 minutes. Add rice , water, cooked potatoes and pomegranate sauce, season with salt. Gently stir. Cover the pot with a lid and cook the rice.

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Tuna Fish Patties

This recipe is combination of tuna fish with potato, fresh tarragon and seasoned with aromatic spices. Freshly chopped tarragon gives very nice flavor to the fish cakes.

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Tuna fish patties

Ingredients

140 g canned tuna fish

1 cooked potato

Small bunch of fresh tarragon

1 ½ tbsp corn flour

50 g cooked green peas

1 egg

½ tsp cumin powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp ginger powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder

Salt and chili flakes to taste

Bread crumbs

Olive oil

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Method

Drain the liquid from tuna can. Mash cooked potato. In a bowl, mix together all of the spices, chopped tarragon, green peas, egg yolk, corn flour, tuna fish and mashed potato.

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Divide the mixture into small parts and form into a ball and then flatten into a patty. In a small ball, whisk white egg. First dip each patty into the white egg and then cover with bread crumbs.

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Heat the olive oil in a pan, gently place patties in the pan and cook each side for 3-4 minutes until nicely brown.

Serve fish patties with sweet chilli sauce or tartar sauce.

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Chicken noodle soup

This  is a rich, hearty and spicy chicken soup that would make your cold winter evening very warm 🙂

 

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Ingredients

2 skinless and boneless chicken breast or thighs

1 sheet of egg noodles

1 small red bell pepper

Small piece of fresh ginger root, chopped lengthwise

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 bunch scallions, sliced green part and white part separately

1 cup coconut milk powder

1 tbsp light soy sauce

50g green peas

3 cups water

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil

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Method

Heat the oil in a saucepan, add diced chicken to the pan and fry for 5 minutes and stirring until golden. Add ginger, garlic, bell pepper and white part of spring onions to the chicken and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in water, coconut milk powder, soy sauce, noodles in a pot and season with salt -pepper, bring it to a boil. Then add fried ingredients, green peas and green part of spring onions and cook for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

 

PS: If you like this recipe, do not forget to like it and let me know what is your idea about it and subscribe to my page to receive more recipes 🙂 🙂

 

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مواد لازم

یک دسته رشته فرنگی

دو تکه ران یا سینه ی مرغ خرد شده بدون پوست و استخوان باشه

یک عدد فلفل دلمه کوچک قرمز رنگ

یک تکه ی کوچک زنجبیل تازه ی که به صورت طولی خرد شده

دو حبه سیر خرد شده

یک دسته پیازچه که قسمت سفید و سبز رنگش جداگانه خرد شده باشن

یک پیمانه پودر نارگیل

یک ق غ سس سویا

پنجاه گرم نخود سبز

سه پیمانه آب

نمک و فلفل به میزان لازم

روغن

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طرز پخت

روغن رو در تابه گرم می‌کنیم و گوشت مرغ رو برای 5 دقیقه سرخ می‌کنیم تا طلایی رنگ بشه و در ضمن سرخ کردن هم میزنیم تا نسوزه. وقتی گوشت مرغ سرخ شد – زنجبیلسیر – فلفل دلمه و قسمت سفید رنگ پیازچه رو به مرغ اضافه می‌کنیم و برای دو سه دقیقه همه ی مواد رو با هم تفت می دیم.

در یک قابلمه آب می‌ریزیم وپودر نارگیلسویا سس و رشته فرنگی و نمک و فلفل اضافه می کنیم. می‌گذاریم آب بجوش بیاد . وقتی شروع به جوشیدن کرد موادسرخ شده ی بالا – نخود سبز و قسمت سبز پیازچه رو هم به مواد داخل قابلمه اضافه می‌کنیم و می‌گذاریم برای 10 دقیقه و روی شعله ی کم بپزه.

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