Tas kebab( Persian Meat & Vegetables Stew)

Tas kebab is a Persian beef/lamb and vegetables stew. Traditionally it’s made with lamb but you can make it with beef, or veal too. In some different versions you may add eggplants and  quince too. Tas kebab is a hearty and tasty stew with aromatic spices and fresh vegetables like carrots, potatoes, onions, ….which is enjoyed in Iran, Greece, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan. … Continue reading Tas kebab( Persian Meat & Vegetables Stew)

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)

Shirazi Rice Pilaf

Shiraz is an ancient city in SW of Iran. Shiraz is known as the city of literature, flowers, wine, gardens, nightingales and poets. This beautiful city is a one of the important tourism centres in Iran. With a short driving distance from Shiraz there are ruins of some of most spectacular ancient sites such as: ancient city of Persepolis, Tomb of Cyrus the Great in … Continue reading Shirazi Rice Pilaf

Carrot- prunes stew

One of classic stews from Iran is called carrot prunes stew that comes originally from Tabriz city an old and famous city in NW of Iran. Carrot is called Havij, and Prune is called Aloo in Farsi language. This stew is a festival of colour, flavor and beauty. Combination of lamb meat, carrots, prunes with Persian saffron, turmeric, fresh lime juice, …. just create a … Continue reading Carrot- prunes stew

Pickled Vegetables

Torshi/pickle is Mixed vegetables/fruits preserved in vinegar and salt. Torshi Literally means ‘sour’. Torshi is very popular in Iran, Republic Azerbaijan, Turkey and Arabic countries. Specially in Iran you can find wide variety of pickles. Nowadays, usually house wives like old days during the Autumn go to grocery and buy all fresh herbs and vegetables , bring home, clean and wash. Then start to make … Continue reading Pickled Vegetables

Mashed potato wrap

My mother used to make mashed potato wrap as snack for us. It was simple and tasty, a combination of spices with fried onion and mashed potato. Ingredients 300 g potatoes 1 medium onion Salt and pepper to taste ½ tsp cumin 1/2 tsp turmeric Slices of   Persian Lavash bread (naan) or tortilla bread  Vegetable oil How to make it Cook and mash potatoes. Fry … Continue reading Mashed potato wrap

Cabbage Dish

This is an easy quick cabbage dish,  full of flavour and colour. Ingredients Half of a small white cabbage, lengthwise sliced 1 large onion, thinly and lengthwise sliced 300g minced beef or lamb Small bunch of coriander, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 medium tomatoes, diced 2 tbsp tomato paste 3tbsp rice, cooked ½ tsp turmeric salt and chilli flakes to taste Olive oil Method … Continue reading Cabbage Dish