Rice, Yalad nigh

Pomegranate Rice انار پلو

Pomegranate rice انار پلو is one of ceremonial meals and recipes for especial night in Iranian calendar which is called Yalda night. Yalda ( on December 21) is one of traditional events in Iran which marks as longest and darkest night of the year. In other countries like: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan are also celebrating… Continue reading Pomegranate Rice انار پلو

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Rice

Rice with Dried Fruits شیرین پلو اردبیلی

Today I am going to introduce one of Iranian rice dishes. Iranian cuisine has dozens of types of rice/ pilaf/ پلو / pliov/polo dishes. In Iranian cuisine, rice is not sticky like Japanese style. Pilaf is usually served by it’s own or along with stew.The following recipe is called Shirin polow/sweet rice شیرین پلو which… Continue reading Rice with Dried Fruits شیرین پلو اردبیلی

Kebab

Persian kebab kubideh with rice چلو کباب کوبیده

Kebabکباب is an absolute favourite, the most popular and delicious dish in Iran. In Iranian cuisine, there are different types of kebab with ground meat or diced meat and believe me all are super tasty and you will be over the moon when you have kebab for lunch or dinner. Kebab is usually grilled over… Continue reading Persian kebab kubideh with rice چلو کباب کوبیده

Stew with polow

Persian eggplant stew with chicken

Eggplant ( aubergine) stew is a traditional and classic Persian dish. Eggplant is called bademjan in Farsi and stew is called khoresht.  So if you are eggplant lover , this stew is perfect for you. I love this dish. I can have this stew once a week without any complaining. Eggplant stew can be made… Continue reading Persian eggplant stew with chicken

Nations food, Rice

Traditional Samarkand Polow پلو سمرقندی

This gorgeous rice dish is popular in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in Central Asia. It is called: Samarkand polow. Samarkand or Samarqand سمرقند is an ancient city which is located in SE of Uzbekistan. Samarkand polow, can be made with meat like: lamb, beef or chicken, garlic , quail eggs and spices such as cumin that… Continue reading Traditional Samarkand Polow پلو سمرقندی