Three coloured Borek

Borek is a Turkish dish, a thin pastry dough called which is called Yufka. Borek maybe baked or fried with different kinds of fillings such as carrots, spinach, potatoes,  Feta cheese, minced meat, … Ingredients Filo pastry sheets 500g spinach, chopped 200g minced beef 200 g Feta cheese 2 cloves garlic 3 carrots, grated 1 whole egg salt and pepper to taste Olive oil Method … Continue reading Three coloured Borek

Kutab (An Azerbaijani Stuffed Flat Bread Naan)نان قطاب آذربایجانی

Qutab or Kutab is an Azerbaijani gorgeous and very thin flat bread (naan) which is typically filled with ground meat and onions or green herbs such as mixture of spinach, dill, coriander, … spices and cheese . So, Kutab comes with different fillings and you can change the filling because as I mentioned, you can use any fillings you choose. In North Khorasan Province and … Continue reading Kutab (An Azerbaijani Stuffed Flat Bread Naan)نان قطاب آذربایجانی

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)

Grains– Beans and Greens Soup

The taste of this soup might be new or exotic for Europeans or Americans. It is a light soup with delicious taste. A combination of bulgur, rice, beans, fresh green herbs and spices such as turmeric. It is an easy recipe that you can make it in an hour. Ingredients 250g adzuki beans 120g bulgur 100g rice 200g black eyed beans 200g spinach leaves, chopped … Continue reading Grains– Beans and Greens Soup

Cabbage aash ( ash-e kalam Azari)

Azerbaijan is located in NW of Iran. People of this region have their own magnificent recipes. This is one of those. It is called ‘Azari cabbage aash or kalam aashi in Azari language.  Maybe you ask what is aash ( aush) ?? In Iranian cuisine  there are two kinds of  liquid food.  Aash is a thick soup which is served warm and hot and exactly like … Continue reading Cabbage aash ( ash-e kalam Azari)

Spinach puree with Halloumi cheese

This dish is delicious and very easy to prepare. Ingredients 300 gr spinach leaves 100 gr Halloumi cheese 6-7 cherry tomatoes 1 small chilli 1 tbs grated ginger 1 tbs flour 1/2 tbs cumin 1/2 tbs coriander powder 1/4 tbs turmeric 3 tbs cream Salt Vegetable oil Preparation Wash spinach leaves. Place them into a pot. Add a little bit water and let it to … Continue reading Spinach puree with Halloumi cheese

Sauteed Spinach with garlic yogurt dip

Some people do not like Spinach and even they do not give chance to themselves to taste it, but with this recipe you will have very delicious sauteed Spinach with garlic yogurt dip. It is incredibly simple and light but yet delicious and flavorful dish. This is one of the most tastiest spinach dish that you ever tried:). With this recipe my mother converted many … Continue reading Sauteed Spinach with garlic yogurt dip

Persian Frittata with Herbs (Kookoo Sabzi)

Kookoo (frittata) is a group of Persian meatless (mostly) and sometimes with meat foods that is mixed with eggs. Kookoo is quit easy and quick to make. Kookoo might be something like frittata or herb patties: a mixture of egg with vegetables. Sabzi means herb in Farsi. In koko sabzi, herbs such as parsley, coriander, chives or spring onions and dill are used. Traditionally kookoo cooked in … Continue reading Persian Frittata with Herbs (Kookoo Sabzi)

Spinach & Ground Beef Frittata

This is a very popular frittata from Iranian Azerbaijan (NW of Iran) . It is a pretty thick ( cake like)  rich and delicious frittata .  It is a pleasant combination of ground beef or lamb with spinach, potatoes, eggs, queen turmeric, walnuts and barberries or what we say in Farsi (Zereshk). You could serve it either hot or cold. You might make a sandwich … Continue reading Spinach & Ground Beef Frittata