Chocolate Tortilla

I am sure all of you know Tortilla bread. This flat and thin bread is similar to one of Iranian naan breads which is called Lavash. So Today I treated my family with chocolate lavash (or chocolate tortilla). A simple but yet sooooooooooo good 😊🍣

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I love and love chocolate but In the following recipe I did not use any melted chocolate or Nutella. Because there are thousands of additives in the chocolate. So I just used coca powder and made a lovely mixture with Tahini and honey.

It is really amazing and tasty. Of course you can have a plain chocolate tortilla but I added slices of banana, pomegranate seeds and ….

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It is super easy to prepare it, I mean in less than 10 minutes you can make such a tempting dessert for parties or family gathering.

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Ingredients

 

  • 1 Lavash naan bread (or Tortilla bread)
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3tbsp tahini
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1 banana, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Mandarin orange
  • 1tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Few raspberries, chopped
  • Handful almond, or pistachio, crushed

How to make it?????

In a bowl add cocoa powder, honey, and tahini. Mix well together and set aside.

Place a pan on the stove and heat the pan over low heat. Place one slice of Lavash bread in the pan and warm the bread up. Then flip over the naan and allow both sides to get warm.

Remove the bread from the pan and spread all the coca mixture on the bread with a little distance from the bread edges.

Then place it back again into the pan and spread banana slices, pomegranate seeds, raspberries and chopped nuts all over top of the bread. The Chocolate Tortilla is ready. Cut it into slices and serve it.

لواش شکلاتی

نان تورتیا یا تورتیلا از نظر ظاهری خیلی شبیه به نان لواش خودمون هست ولی در سایز کوچک تر. امروز من با تورتیا یک دسر خوشمزه درست کردم . شاید خیلی هاتون بگید اه اه اه شکلات روی نون لواش یعنی چی ؟ ؟؟؟ ولی باور کنین اگر یک موقع درست کردید و خوردید می بینید واقعن خوشمزه هست. اصلن اون چیزی که فکر می کنید نیست .
طرز تهیه نان لواش شکلاتی به‌قدری ساده هست که باورتون نمیشه و در عین حال فوق العاااااااااااااااده خوشمزه.
من شخصن عاشق شکلات هستم ولی در دستور امروز بجای استفاده از شکلات یا ناتلا که برای تهیه اشون از دهها مواد افزودنی استفاده شده من از پودر کاکائو استفاده کردم و از ترکیب پودر کاکائو با ارده و عسل یک مخلوط محشر درست کردم که تا امتحان نکنید باورتون نمیشه چقدر خوشمزه میشه.
از میوه‌های مختلف می تونید برای روی نان شکلاتی استفاده کنید و حتی می تونید ساده نگهش دارید و فقط شکلات رو روی نان پخش کنید.
نکته مهم دیگه این هست که این دسر خوشمزه رو میشه فقط در عرض 5 دقیقه تهیه کرد.

مواد لازم

نان لواش

یک ق غ پودر کاکائو

سه ق غ ارده

دو ق غ عسل

یک عدد موز حلقه حلقه شده

یکی دو حبه نارنگی از وسط نصف شده

یک ق غ دانه انار

چند دانه تمشک یا توت فرنگی خرد شده

یک ق غ فندق – گردو یا پسته خرد شده

طرز تهیه

داخل یک پیاله پودر کاکائو را با عسل و ارده خوب مخلوط کنید. یک تابه را روی گاز قرار داده و گرم کنید . نان لواش را داخل تابه قرار داده و گرم کنید و سپس نان را پشت ورو کنیدتا هر دو روی نان گرم و نرم شود.

حالا نان را از تابه بیرون آورده و شکلات را روی نان پخش کنید بطوریکه کمی فاصله با لبه نان داشته باشد.

نان شکلاتی را دوباره داخل تابه با حرارت کم بگذارید. در این مرحله موزهای خردشده – تمشک – انار و پسته را روی شکلات پخش کنید.

همین. خیلی فوری و آسان. نان شکلاتی را مثل پیتزا برش داده و نوش جان کنید.

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Chocolate Tortilla

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Lavash naan bread (or Tortilla bread)
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3tbsp tahini
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1 banana, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Mandarin orange
  • 1tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Few raspberries, chopped
  • Handful almond, or pistachio, crushed

How to make it?????

In a bowl add cocoa powder, honey, and tahini. Mix well together and set aside.

Place a pan on the stove and heat the pan over low heat. Place one slice of Lavash bread in the pan and warm the bread up. Then flip over the naan and allow both sides to get warm. Remove the bread from the pan and spread all the coca mixture on the bread with a little distance from the bread edges.

Then place it back again into the pan and spread banana slices, pomegranate seeds, raspberries and chopped nuts all over top of the bread. The Chocolate Tortilla is ready. Cut it into slices and serve it.

King Rice/Shah Pilaf

Shah plov or crown rice is an Azerbaijani signature dish. There are different types of rice dish in Azerbaijani cuisine but this one is king of rice.

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This rice dish is known as : Khan rice, shah rice or crown rice and is served in special occasions. Shah rice made with red meat or chicken mean, dried fruits and nuts and last but not least, Persian Saffron water.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups rice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 400g diced meat, cooked
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup apricot, cut into small pieces
  • 220 g melted butter
  • 3 tbsp Saffron water
  • 1 large Lavash bread or 5-6 medium tortilla bread
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Rinse the rice in cold water 2-3 times. Then soak the rice in salted water ( add 1 tbsp salt) for an hour.

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add chopped onion and fry onion until soft. Then add cooked meat , dried fruits, season with salt and pepper and  fry for few minutes.   Add saffron water and Stir constantly to prevent from burning and set aside.

Fill a pot with water. Bring it to a boil. Drain salted water of rice and add it to the boiling water. Let to cook for 10 minutes.

Using a colander and strain the rice. Rinse with tap water. Melt the butter and spread it on the bottom and sides of the pot.

Place one round bread on the bottom of the pan . Grease each Lavash or tortilla bread with melted butter and arrange around the sides of the pan, overlaps each other ( as you see in the photos).

Do not leave any open space between breads. Now, Spread a layer of rice in the pot and then pour some of meat and fruits mixture. Pour some saffron water on the rice. Repeat the procedure again.

Cover top of the rice with another round bread then fold the corners down. Grease with melted bread.

Cover the pot with a lid. Cook in the oven for 50-60 minutes until Lavash bread is golden. Remove from the oven and let to rest 5 minutes.

Turn the pot upside down and cut the crust into portions and serve it.

Noosh ulsoon , enjoy it, Noosh-e jan

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King rice/Shah pilaf 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 400g diced meat, cooked
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup apricot, cut into small pieces
  • 220 g melted butter
  • 3 tbsp Saffron water
  • 1 large Lavash bread or 5-6 medium tortilla bread
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Rinse the rice in cold water 2-3 times. Then soak the rice in salted water ( add 1 tbsp salt) for an hour.

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add chopped onion and fry onion until soft. Then add cooked meat , dried fruits, season with salt and pepper and fry for few minutes. Stir constantly to prevent from burning and set aside.

Fill a pot with water. Bring it to a boil. Drain salted water of rice and add it to the boiling water. Let to cook for 10 minutes.

Using a colander and strain the rice. Rinse with tap water. Melt the butter and spread it on the bottom and sides of the pot.

Grease each Lavash or tortilla bread with melted butter . Place one round bread on the bottom of the pan . Then, grease remaining of breads and arrange around the sides of the pan, overlaps each other ( as you see in the photos).

Do not leave any open space between breads. Now, Spread a layer of rice in the pot and then pour some of meat and fruits mixture. Pour some saffron water on the rice. Repeat the procedure again.

Cover top of the rice with another round bread then fold the corners down. Grease with melted bread.

Cover the pot with a lid. Cook in the oven for 50-60 minutes until Lavash bread is golden. Remove from the oven and let to rest 5 minutes.

Turn the pot upside down and cut the crust into portions and serve it.

Noosh ulsoon , enjoy it, Noosh-e jan

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Persian Kebab Koobideh

Kebab in the Iranian culture is one of super foods. Kebab is a kind of meat dish. It does not necessarily need to be only lamb or beef grounded meat , it could be combination of both together.

One of popular kebabs in Iran, is kebab koobideh. Kebab might be served with rice ( pilaf/polow ) along with salad, fresh herbs . This rice with kebab is a simple and plain rice without any herbs or nuts. And sometimes kebab served in wrapped flat naan bread ( Lavash, or Sangak).

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Kebab koobideh literally means a kind of kebab has been grounded, so koobideh means grounded.

Iranian food and cuisine poorly represented in international level. I love to introduce and present Iranian/Persian food as much as I can.

 

Please share my recipes with your friends and let them know more about my beautiful country, with friendly people and delicious dishes.

Some Iranian foods have long history and return to ancient time ( thousand or hundreds years ago) some are forgotten from Persian table. I just try with sharing my recipes present Persian cuisine.

I hope my recipes will capture my Iranian and non-Iranian friends attention.

 

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Ingredients

500 g grounded meat ( mixed minced)

1 medium onion, grated and drained

Salt and pepper to taste

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Method

Finely grate onion. Squeeze onion juice to get rid of all moisture, other wise kebab meat will fall off from skewers in the cooking process.

In a bowl with meat, add onion, season with salt and pepper. Combine together and knead meat mixture well for 2-3 minutes until meat mixture becomes paste like. Keep the meat in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

 

 

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Make your fingers wet with tap water. It will help meat does not stick to your hand. Get an orange size meat portion in the palm of your hand and press the meat to the kebab skewer.

Once you prepared all kebabs in the skewers. Put slices of flat naan bread in baking tray and put kebabs on the bread, so you will catch kebab juice on the bread.

 

Place the tray in the oven and let to cook for 25-30 minutes.

Once all kebabs are done. Get one slice of naan bread ( Persian Lavash bread or tortilla) rub some butter on the bread, spread some freshly chopped chives, coriander, parsley and onion. Place pieces of kebab top of it. Sprinkle sumac on kebab. Wrap the bread and enjoy it.

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Persian petit meatballs ( Kofteh rizeh Yazdi)

In Iranian cooking ‘ Kofteh’ or ‘ Kofta’ is a kind of meat ball. Kofteh means pounded meat in Persian language. Meat ball or Kofta is made from ground meat such as: mutton, beef, lamb and chicken, along with aromatic fresh or dried herbs, nuts, fruits and eggs.

Kofteh is usually shaped into balls and round but sometimes kofteh is in cigar-shape too. Kofteh , kupta, kofta, kufta …. are in different sizes from giant ones to medium and petit kofteh.

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Some of cities in Iran are well known for their Kofta recipes. Tabriz an ancient city in NW of Iran is known for having Giant Kofteh Tabrizi recipe, that is one of the most famous and popular kofteh in Iran. This dish includes a giant meat ball made from meat, rice, yellow split peas, aromatic herbs and spices.

Kofteh Isphahani, kofteh Shirazi, Kofteh Kermanshahi, Kofteh Yazdi, are other type of Persian meatballs from different areas in Iran.

Kofteh sometimes is stuffed with nuts, eggs or fruits and sometimes are normal kofta.

Petit kofteh might be served with Persian flat bread or with rice, pickles, yogurt and salad.

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Today I made Yazdi Kofteh rizeh ( petit kofteh), that takes its name after the Yazd an ancient city in central Iran. Yazd is an ancient city in Iran and is recognised as a world Heritage site by UNESCO. Yazd is well  known for its special architecture that its nickname is ‘ wind catcher’ or ‘ Badgir’. Also this city is well known for having its Zoroastrian ancient fire temple, Qantas (under ground water channels to transport water from water well to surface for irrigation and drinking) and Yakhchal ( yakh meaning ice and chaal meaning pit) is an ancient type of evaporative cooler, it used to create ice in the winter and store it in the summer time.

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Ingredients

350g minced meat ( half beef/ half lamb)

1 onion, grated

Handful cherry tomatoes

1 egg

3 tbsp freshly chopped chives or coriander

2 tbsp gram flour

½ tsp turmeric

Salt and chilli pepper to taste

Olive oil

 

Method

Peel the onion and grate it. Extract juice from grated onion . Add all ingredients to grated onion. Mix well until combine together.

Shape the meat mixture into little balls, the size of a walnut. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add meat balls . Cook until brown. Then add ¼ cup water and cherry tomatoes to the meat balls and let the cook for 10 minutes with the lid partially covering the pan.

I served meat balls with steamed rice-potato but as I mentioned it might be served with flat bread and salad, yogurt and pickles on the side.

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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 .

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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

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Preparation
Wash and finely chop all the green. Melt the butter in a pan. Add all spices and chopped herbs . Saute for 5 minutes until soft, set aside.


Mix the flour with a little bit of water to make glue like paste and set aside. Cut the crusts of the bread as you see in the photos, and give rectangular shape. Take 1 Tbsp of herbs mixture and put on the bread. Wrap the bread according to the photos.
Seal the edge of each bread with flour glue. Repeat the processe with remaining of the ingredients.


Heat the oil in the pan and fry all the wrapped breads until both sides are golden brown.
Serve hot with garlic yogurt or plain yogurt.

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Mashed Dates and Cheese Wrapped in Bread

This is an easy recipe with only three ingredients and superb appetizer for any party.
Soft and sweet dates with salty cheddar cheese wrapped in bread and toasted.

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Ingredients
Handful pitted dates
3 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
Persian Lavash bread or Tortilla bread

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Preparation
Mash the dates and make it paste. Spread shredded cheddar cheese all over the tortilla bread, then put mashed dates top of the cheese. Roll the bread. Place it in the sandwich maker and toast the bread.

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Combination of melted cheese with sweet dates is amazing. You have to try to know what I am talking about.

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