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

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Rice

Persian sour cherry pilaf (Albaloo polow ba tahdig maast) آلبالو پلو با ته دیگ ماست

Sour cherry or Morello cherry is called ‘ albaloo’ in Persian language. Albaloo or moreloo cherry is smaller that sweet cherry with dark red colour. The origins for Sour cherry is in Iranian plateau or East Europe. This fruit is very popular in Iran from ancient time to modern day Iran. Nowadays, albaloo or sour… Continue reading Persian sour cherry pilaf (Albaloo polow ba tahdig maast) آلبالو پلو با ته دیگ ماست

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Persian steamed rice with Saffron crust

Persian ( Iranian) rice gets steamed with the most scrumptious, crunchy and golden crust that is called ‘ tahdig’ meaning bottom of the pot in Farsi language. Rice is polo in Farsi So if you want to have a crispy, golden crust of rice that formed at the bottom of pot by frying parboiled rice,… Continue reading Persian steamed rice with Saffron crust