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

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 , … Continue reading Persian petit meatballs ( Kofteh rizeh Yazdi)

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)

Kufte Buzbash

This recipe is one  of Azerbaijani kufteh/kofte or  meatballs.  Usually people know about Italian or Swedish meatballs but  they know less about Persian and Azerbaijani kufte or meatballs. Sometimes kufte or meatballs  are stuffed with cooked egg and dried fruits and nuts and sometime they are plain meatballs without any filling. The word kufteh is derived from Persian word ‘ Kuftan’ which literally mean ( … Continue reading Kufte Buzbash

Persian Celery Stew (Khoresh Karafas)

Firstly, celery in Farsi language is called ‘ karafas’. Secondly, this is heavenly deliciousssss Persian dish. I am sure among your meals, are some of them that flavour and taste develops more better next day, and celery stew is one of those. Basically, this dish made with celery, parsley and mint, … So there are some notes before cooking it. Cooking meat first, allows the … Continue reading Persian Celery Stew (Khoresh Karafas)