Fried Diced Potatoes with Turmeric

You know turmeric is a herb with lots of benefits. You can use turmeric in different ways, you can eat or drink it as a lovely tea . It’s not only a kind of spice but also is a medicine with lots of goods. Turmeric is called ‘Zardchobeh ’ in Persian and is one of key ingredients in In Iranian cuisine. We add turmeric to stews, … Continue reading Fried Diced Potatoes with Turmeric

Persian Zucchini Stew ( Khoresht-e Kado Sabz)

Green zucchini/courgette stew  is a classic- colourful and flavourful Persian stew ( khoresht). Zucchini is called kadoo in Farsi language. If you think courgettes were boring, you have to try this recipe. It’s cooked in a lemony-tomato sauce along with beautiful spices such as Persian saffron, turmeric, ….You might use either beef/lamb or chicken meat.  Lemon juice or Ghooreh ( unripe grapes) gives unique taste … Continue reading Persian Zucchini Stew ( Khoresht-e Kado Sabz)

Azerbaijani Rice Pilaf with Milk ( Sutti Polow)

This is a traditional rice pilaf made in milk and serves with beautifully fried raisins and dates in butter, cinnamon and saffron. In some recipes you can serve rice either  with smoked fish, that is just yum or with raisins and dates.     Ingredients 2 cups rice 2 cups milk 1 ½ cups water 1 cup Dates 1 cup raisins 3tbsp butter 2tbsp vegetable … Continue reading Azerbaijani Rice Pilaf with Milk ( Sutti Polow)

Persian eggplant stew with chicken

Eggplant ( aubergine) stew is a traditional and classic Persian dish. Eggplant is called bademjan in Farsi and stew is called khoresht.  So if you are eggplant lover , this stew is perfect for you. I love this dish. I can have this stew once a week without any complaining. Eggplant stew can be made with chicken, lamb or beef. All are equally good in … Continue reading Persian eggplant stew with chicken

Herb Stuffed Bread ( Herbs Samosa)

This is a very simple but healthy and tasteful recipe.  For wrapping herbs, I  use a kind of  Iranian bread that is called ‘ Lavash bread similar to tortilla bread . Ingredients 3 lavash bread (Tortilla bread) 30 g parsley leaves 30 g spring onions 50 g spinach leaves ½ Tsp turmeric powder Salt- pepper to taste Plain yogurt Butter  1tbsp flour Preparation Wash and … Continue reading Herb Stuffed Bread ( Herbs Samosa)

Cutlet or Persian Meat Patty with Yellow Split Peas

Cutlet is famous Persian meat patty. You can make it with different meat such as ( beef – lamb- veal). Persian cutlet or meat patty has a simple recipe but it is incredibly tasty and delicious. It looks like burger BUT it’s combination of meat  either with potatoes – chickpeas or yellow split peas. It can be served either with Persian Naan bread ( Lavash) or … Continue reading Cutlet or Persian Meat Patty with Yellow Split Peas

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

Potato Cakes

These potato cakes are superb and easy to prepare. No need to eggs or meat or flour. Just easy peasy recipe for making potato cakes or kookoo. Potato cakes Ingredients 3 potatoes, cooked 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 small bunch of parsley, finely chopped ½ Tsp cumin powder ½ Tsp turmeric Salt and chilli flakes to taste Oil Method Peel off potatoes. In a … Continue reading Potato Cakes

Persian Turmeric Rice (Dampokhtak)

Dampokhtak is traditional Persian steamed rice. It’s made with fried onion, dried yellow fava beans, rice and turmeric. It’s one of easiest  and simplest Iranian rice dishes. Turmeric powder with lovely earthy taste is main spice of this dish. Ingredients 2 cups rice, rinsed under cold water 1 cup dried yellow fava beans, cooked boiled 1 large onion, sliced thin 1tsp turmeric powder Salt and … Continue reading Persian Turmeric Rice (Dampokhtak)