Drinks and beverages, Nations food

Refreshing Saffron Mango Lassi

Lassi is a traditional Indian beverage. Lassi is a yogurt based drink and might be sweet lassi or salty lassi. Sweet Lassi is a mixture of yogurt with spices, milk /rose water and fruits such as mango, strawberries or lemon. It is flavoured with cardamom, saffron and rose water. Salty Lassi is a mixture of… Continue reading Refreshing Saffron Mango Lassi

Nowruz, Stew with polow

Minced Beef Qeema – Azerbaijan Style

It is very quick and easy recipe to prepare an authentic Azerbaijani qeema/Keema. In Iran we have variety of qeema with diced or minced meat along with combination of other ingredients. This Azerbaijani qeema, is dry with no juice and still is so delicious and I am sure it will become a regular dish at… Continue reading Minced Beef Qeema – Azerbaijan Style

Drinks and beverages

Persian Saffron (Zafaran) sharbat  شربت زعفرانی

Saffron is one the most expensive and luxurious spices in the world but it’s taste, flavour and giving yellow- orange colouring to the foods is worth the price. Saffron has amazing flavour, some say it’s like honey, some say it’s floral but I say it’s just saffroni. Iran is one of the most important places… Continue reading Persian Saffron (Zafaran) sharbat  شربت زعفرانی

Rice

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. 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… Continue reading King Rice/Shah Pilaf

Rice

Tahchin Shevid- Baghali (Persian Dill & Broad Beans Rice Cake

Traditionally this rice dish is called Tahchin or upside down rice also known as Persian baked rice cake. Tahchin is an Iranian divine rice dish with beautiful presentation. It’s made of layered meat and rice. It may not look like much from the outside but the combination of cooked meat, yogurt, egg and aromatic spices… Continue reading Tahchin Shevid- Baghali (Persian Dill & Broad Beans Rice Cake