Chickpea Pilaf نخود پلو با مرغ

Rice dish or as we say ‘ berenj’ in Farsi language, is a stable dish in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iraq, Armenia, Greece and …… In Iran, there are 100’s of Pilaf/pilav, pilau, polow, پلو recipes such as Upside down rice, cabbage rice, chickpea rice, lentils rice, rice with noodles, spiced rice, jewelled rice, shirin polow ( rice with dried fruits) , and ……In following photos … Continue reading Chickpea Pilaf نخود پلو با مرغ

Walnuts pilaf

A simple rice dish with lots of spices such as turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, fried onion and walnuts, mmmmmmm so good and healthy light dish.   Ingredients 200g rice, cooked 100g green peas, cooked 1large onion, peeled, thinly sliced 3tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped 2tbsp fresh coriander, chopped ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp cardamom 1tsp cumin ½ tsp ground coriander seeds ½ tsp turmeric 2 bay … Continue reading Walnuts pilaf

Ash Doogh (Azerbaijani Dovga Soup)

Today I made Aash-e doogh (dovga aashi). Maybe you ask what is Aash? In Iranian cuisine  there are two kinds of  liquid food.  Aash is a thick soup and exactly like soup made with variation of vegetables, or noodles,, stocks and spices. This dish is spelling: Ash, aash, aush, ashe. But soup is a thin and light liquid food, served warm and made by combining vegetables with … Continue reading Ash Doogh (Azerbaijani Dovga Soup)

Persian Loobia Polo (Green Bean Rice With Minced Beef)

Today I am going to introduce Persian Green bean rice with minced beef. Green bean is called Loobia /lubia in Farsi language. Green bean rice or lubia polo is a popular and comfy rice dish and is one of my favourites too. It is a rice dish, which is layered with rice and mixture of a sauce made of green beans with beef or lamb … Continue reading Persian Loobia Polo (Green Bean Rice With Minced Beef)

Green rice (Zamarod pilaf)

Green rice or herbed rice is popular in many countries. For example in Iran we make herbed rice with dill or other green rice which is mixture of fresh herbs including: coriander, parsley, dill, chives, fenugreek. In following photo you can see Persian herbed rice (Sabzi polow). Or there is a Mexican rice dish made with cilantro, and parsley. Among Indian rice dishes also are … Continue reading Green rice (Zamarod pilaf)

Three Tasty-Easy Recipes for Leftover Rice

There are two things that are staple foods in the Iranian cuisine: rice and bread. They eat rice with different kinds of meat stews or vegetable dishes. In North of Iran, near the Caspian Sea, there are beautiful rice fields which are widely famous for cultivation of different kinds of Persian rice. You can make 10s of gorgeous dishes with white/brown or wild rice. You … Continue reading Three Tasty-Easy Recipes for Leftover Rice

Persian Stuffed Zucchini (Dolmeh Kadoo)

Dolama or dolmeh is a tasty dish found in Iranian cuisine, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Greece, Arabic countries and Central Asia. The word dolma is a Turkish word and means to fill.  Dolma is the Persian version of stuffed vegetables. You can use eggplant, zucchini, onion, or tomato and stuff with either ground beef or turkey and aromatic herbs. Up to now, I have shared several recipes for … Continue reading Persian Stuffed Zucchini (Dolmeh Kadoo)

Aubergine Pirogue

The meaty aubergine or eggplant with earthy taste is brilliant as ingredient in stew, curry, salad, stuffed, roasted, grilled or deep fried. The following aubergine recipe is a simple vegetarian dish full of flavour and delicious plus pretty easy to prepare it. Ingredients 4-5 large aubergines, sliced lengthwise 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped 1 ½ cups … Continue reading Aubergine Pirogue