Persian rice with sour cherries (Albaloo polo)

Sour cherry or Morello cherry is called ‘ Albaloo’ in Persian language. Iranian housewives make different things with albaloo such as: sour cherr juice, hot and cold drinks, jam and stew, cake and cookies. One of the Iranian famous rice dish is called Alballoo polo/pilaf which is made with sour cherries, spices and different meats such as: beef, lamb, or chicken and meat balls. The spices used … Continue reading Persian rice with sour cherries (Albaloo polo)

Persian Saffron (Zafaran) sharbat 

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 for cultivation and export of saffron. Grades of Iranian saffron … Continue reading Persian Saffron (Zafaran) sharbat 

Fennel sharbat with cardamom

Sharbat /sherbet is a popular and common sweet and non-alcohol drink in Iran, India, Turkey, Afghnestan and Arab countries. Sharbat is served cold and chilled . In the 12th century a Persian book describes different kinds of sharbats in Iran which made with fruits, flowers and seeds includes: lemon, pomegranate, cherry, mint, fennel seeds, saffron, rose, jasmine, rose water….. Also several syrups are listed in … Continue reading Fennel sharbat with cardamom

Peach cookies

These tempting, pretty peach shape cookies are just beauties and suitable for any occasion, for 4 seasons, and resemble to the real peaches.   Ingredients 210g plain flour ½ tsp baking powder 80g unsalted butter 55g plain yogurt 2 egg yolks pinch of salt 50g white sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract   Ingredients for filling 1/3 cup Nutella or 1/3 peach jam Ingredients for colouring … Continue reading Peach cookies

Ricotta Donuts Balls

These ricotta donuts balls are Scrumptious, soft and fluffy and slightly moist. Very easy to prepare. Ingredients 200g ricotta 200g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp white sugar ¼ tsp salt Instructions In a large bowl, whisk ricotta cheese with 2 eggs, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well … Continue reading Ricotta Donuts Balls

Harissa ( Wheat Bulgar Porridge From South of Iran)

Haleem,  or hareesa is a thick and delicious porridge. Basically, this dish is made of boiled ground wheat or barley (bulgur) mixed with spiced meat….Haleem ( Halim) is popular dish in Iran, Arab countries around the Persian Gulf, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Haleem, hareesa, Jareesh, Keskeh or Arizah has different recipes and varies from region to region. Haresse or halim is a … Continue reading Harissa ( Wheat Bulgar Porridge From South of Iran)

Katmer (Kattama)

Katmer is folded dough, and is a Turkish desserts, that is originally from Gaziantepe. A crunchy pancake that is sooooo yummy and super easy to make it. Basically, Katmer is a thin dough ( filo pastry) packed with crushed pistachio, clotted cream (kaymak), sugar and butter. It might be baked either in the oven or in a pan. There are more than one kind of … Continue reading Katmer (Kattama)

Sheermal Bread ( Naan Sheermal)

Sheermal/shirmal bread naan  is a traditional mildly sweet flatbread in Iran. Sheer means milk in Persian language,and because the dough is kneaded with milk instead of water , it’s called sheermal, means a bread made with milk. Sheermal bread is popular in Iran, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Semnan سمنان is located in South of foothills of Alborz Mountains. Semnan is one of historical and ancient … Continue reading Sheermal Bread ( Naan Sheermal)