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

Marinated Olives (Zeytoon Parvardeh)

In Northern cities of Iran, having pickled garlic with 7-10 years old and marinated olives in their daily meals is a MUST.   If you are an olive lover, so perhaps my following post can caught your attention.  I love this salad or pickle which is called ‘ Zytoon Parvardeh’ or marinated olives with walnuts, pomegranate molasses, garlic and spices such as ground angelica. A … Continue reading Marinated Olives (Zeytoon Parvardeh)

Walnuts Snowballs

These beautiful cookies could be made with walnuts or pecan. They are buttery, with plenty of walnuts and full of flavour. It’s surprisingly easy recipe to follow. Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup walnuts, finely diced and toasted for better taste 113g unsalted butter, room temperature 3tbsp white sugar 1tsp vanilla extract How to make it????? In a large bowl, add all ingredients … Continue reading Walnuts Snowballs

Shirazi Rice Pilaf

Shiraz is an ancient city in SW of Iran. Shiraz is known as the city of literature, flowers, wine, gardens, nightingales and poets. This beautiful city is a one of the important tourism centres in Iran. With a short driving distance from Shiraz there are ruins of some of most spectacular ancient sites such as: ancient city of Persepolis, Tomb of Cyrus the Great in … Continue reading Shirazi Rice Pilaf

Deemaaj

Qazvin in NW of Tehran, is one of ancient cities of Iran. Qazvin was capital of the Persian Empire under Safavids for 57 years. Nowadays, this city is one of important cultural and tourism centre in Iran due to archaeological sites, fortifications, monuments, ……. and beautiful sights and for its carpet patterns, poets, pistachio gardens and Sweets such as Baklava. Name of my recipe is … Continue reading Deemaaj

Spinach and Garlic-Yogurt Rolls

This is such a delicioussssssssssss and good finger food, party nibbles or snack. Star of this recipe is spinach. You can use either fresh or frozen spinach leaves. One of other ingredients for this beautiful dish is barberry which is called ‘ Zereshk  ‘ in Persian language. Zereshk is dried fruit of Barberries. Iran is the largest producer of zereshk in the world. Most of … Continue reading Spinach and Garlic-Yogurt Rolls

Gata ( walnut rolled sweet)

This lovely sweets are so good and delicious. Armenian population in Iran make it and it is very popular between all nation. We can get it easily form confectioneries or bakeries. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter 2 cups plain flour 1 cup icing sugar ½ tsp nutmeg powder ½ tsp cardamom powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 egg yolk 1 cup crashed walnuts Puff pastry dough … Continue reading Gata ( walnut rolled sweet)