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Zereshk Polo ba Morgh - Persian Barberry Rice With Chicken

Zereshk Polo ba Morgh – Persian Barberry Rice With Chicken

Zereshk Polo ba Morgh – Persian Barberry Rice With Chicken is a simple, aromatic and traditonal persian dish, and a must have on a festive table. Zereshk Polo ba Morgh is a dish of tender chicken drumsticks braised in saffron and served with fragrant saffron rice and caramelized sweet and sour barberries. Zereshk means barberries, polo rice, and morgh is simply chicken. Some Persians add tomato paste to the chicken drumsticks, but I personally prefer the pure flavor of saffron and bay leaves. This recipe can also be cooked with chicken breast or even a whole chicken.

Yakh dar Behesht-e Anar - Persian Pomegranate Granité یخ در بهشت انار

Yakh dar Behesht-e Anar – Persian Pomegranate Granité یخ در بهشت انار

Bastani Sonati or the traditional Faloodeh are most popular ice cream delights in Persia. Also Yakh dar Behesht-e Anar – Persian Pomegranate Granité یخ در بهشت انار is one of the most popular ice creams, especially in autumn. We love preparing it for Shab-e Yalda (winter solstice), which is the longest night of the year. Yakh means ice, and Behesht means heaven, so freely translated it means ice in heaven. My granité is a heavenly ice cream made with pomegranate juice, fresh mint, lemon, water and sugar. It is prepared without an ice cream maker, tastes sweet and sour at the same time, our absolute favorite flavor. We served it in a glass with a straw and spoon. An unique experience, as the crystalline in the ice cream melts softly on the tongue. Yakh dar Behesht is gluten-, fat- and dairy-free, so it’s perfect for people with allergies, vegetarians and vegans. Treat yourself with this ice-cold treat!

Khoresht-e Porteghal - Orange Chicken Legs خورش پرتقال

Khoresht-e Porteghal – Orange Chicken Legs خورش پرتقال

Are you also one of those who love oranges? Well, today I have a delicious Persian chicken dish for you. Khoresht-e Porteghal – Orange Chicken Legs خورش پرتقال is a typical dish from the north of Iran. Full of Persian flavors and a delightful combination of chicken and oranges in a Shomali style. In case you want to impress your guests at Christmas, you can also prepare this recipe with duck or goose. For a colorful effect just replace the oranges with blood oranges. It is super easy to prepare, but it should simmer for about 1 hour to ensure tenderness. The meat will fall off the bone. The recipe Khoresht-e Porteghal – Orange Chicken Legs خورش پرتقال is my post for my blog event #Kochenfueriran.

Traditional Persian Lavash Bread

Traditional Persian Lavash Bread

Today is World Bread Day and I have a quick ,and easy recipe for you to make traditional Persian Lavash bread. Persian cuisine is simply impossible to imagine without Nan-e Lavash, it is also popular in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kurdistan, and Turkey. In Turkey, it is commonly used as a dough roll for Dürüm kebabs. Great bread doesn’t require a lot of ingredients! Nan-e Lavash is traditionally a very thin flat unleavened bread, similar to a tortilla or wrap, and is prepared with only 3 ingredients: Flour, salt, and water. Nan means bread in Farsi and is mentioned first of all types of bread. Traditionally, no yeast or other raising ingredients are allowed in the dough. This keeps the dough thin and when baked in a pan, it starts bubbling. When the bread is baked with yeast, we call it Nan-e Taftoon. Do you feel like baking your bread now? Well then get into the kitchen and in about 30 minutes you will not only have delicious Lavash bread, but you will also have the …