In Persian cuisine there are plenty of dishes with beans such as Rice with Green Beans and Rice with Broad Beans, but one of the most popular one in Iran is Khorake Loobia Sabz or green bean stew. This stew is made with a mixture of beef, green beans, carrot, potato, onion and tomato paste. Green beans, also knows as french beans or snap beans, are tender edible pods which are a very rich source of vitamins and minerals. For this recipe I suggest selecting the beans that are free from brown spots, have a vibrant green color and snap when broken. Also in this recipe you can […]
This authentic and delicious dish is a typical Iranian recipe. It´s quite flavorful and thanks to saffron it has nice color and aroma. This dish is always served with a kind of rice. It can be Plain rice, jeweled rice (zereshk polow) or any other kind of rice. This recipe is only for making the chicken but I have added the recipe for jeweled rice before, for if you want to serve them together. Also in this recipe you do not have to use chicken thighs. You can use any other parts of the chicken based on your preference. Let´s get started!
In Persian cuisine there are some popular dishes of chicken with barberry rice such as Zereshk Polow served with Morgh (chicken) or Morasa Polow. This recipe I am sharing today is a mixture of shredded chicken mixed with barberry and saffron served on top of Persian rice. In fact it has the same main ingredients as Zereshk Polow, but it is much easier to cook and tastes delicious thanks to the generous amount of saffron in it. I have posted a detailed recipe for Persian rice before, so in this recipe I will only explain how to cook the shredded chicken mixture. […]
Joojeh Kebab is a very popular dish in Iran. This kebab is usually served at parties such as wedding ceremonies. It is a food that is almost never eaten alone but with family or in a picnic. There are two ways of serving it: with Persian rice or with Persian bread. I´ll post the recipes for Persian rice and bread soon. Grilled tomatoes are always included beside this dish, but other optional components are grilled peppers and fresh lemons.
I believe that a considerable part of a meal’s flavor is determined by how it is presented. As you might have seen, most of the rice dishes on my blog are molded in different shapes. Since I posted the recipe for Persian rice, I have been receiving many comments asking about how to mold the rice into a certain shape. So at the end of this recipe I will explain the simple technique for it.
Tahchin is a popular Iranian rice dish of saffron-infused rice layered with a kind of meat (or vegetable), yogurt and eggs. There are different kinds of Tahchins based on the ingredient which is layered with rice. The most popular Tahchin among Iranians is made with shredded chicken, and the other kinds such as beef, spinach or eggplant Tahchin are not widely known. The word Tahchin literally means “placed at the bottom” and refers to the rice layer placed at the bottom of the dish, which results in a crunchy outer crust.
Kabab Koobideh Morgh is a kind of pan kebab made with a mixture of ground chicken, ground onion and saffron. Pan kebabs are very easy and quick to make since you do not need any skewering or grilling. The only thing you need to do is to spread the kebab mixture across a pan, give it some time, and expect a kebab just as delicious as the grilled ones. Another popular kind of pan kebab that I have shared its recipe before (Kabab Tabei), is made with ground beef instead of chicken and is a more typical dish among Iranians. Like any other kind […]
Haleem or Halim is a thick, delicious and high calorie porridge popular in the middle east and central Asia for centuries. It is also known for some other names such as Harees/Hareesa, Keshkek, Kichara or Daleem. The origin of Haleem is not definite. But, it is a star of Arabian, Turkish, Persian, Pakistani, Bengali and Indian cuisine. Even though the recipe slightly changes from one region to another, it always includes wheat and meat. People use different forms of meat (lamb, beef, turkey or chicken breast) to cook it. This recipe that I am sharing here is the Persian Haleem, that is typically served […]
The origin of stuffed vegetables is unknown, although the Turks and Greeks claim possession. Originally, they were served in palace kitchens to the wealthy and ruling class. Nowadays, there are various recipes for stuffed zucchini, but this one is an Iranian version of it.