All posts filed under: Recipes

Omelette Godje Faranghi – Persian Omelet املت گوجه فرنگی

Omelette Godje Faranghi – Persian Omelet املت گوجه فرنگی

Today I am serving a savory breakfast – a classic, trendy Persian dish called Omelette Godje Faranghi – Persian Omelet املت گوجه فرنگی. In Persia, omelet means a dish with eggs, but it’s quite different from the omelets you may know from Germany, France, or Italy. To prepare persian omelet we use scrambled eggs with fried tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices. We serve it with hot Persian tea, fresh herbs, sir torshi (pickled garlic), fresh traditional Nan-e Lavash, Nan-e Barbari, Nan-e Taftoon, or Nan-e Sangak. Omelet is also often enjoyed with simple steamed rice. So, roll up your sleeves, switch on the stove, and heat the pan to make a delicious breakfast. Enjoy your meal! watch my preparation video on Instagram

Loobia Polo – Persian Rice with Green Beans and Ground Meat لوبیا پلو

Loobia Polo – Persian Rice with Green Beans and Ground Meat لوبیا پلو

Welcome to another culinary adventure! Today, let’s delve into the world of Persian cuisine with a beloved traditional dish: Loobia Polo – Persian Rice with Green Beans and Ground Meat (لوبیا پلو). This savory and flavorful dish combines fragrant spices, juicy ground meat, aromatic tomatoes, and crunchy green beans into a delightful meal that can be enjoyed as a main course or for special occasions. With its simple preparation and harmonious blend of ingredients, Loobia Polo is sure to enchant your taste buds. Enjoy your meal and have fun cooking! Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Morabay-e Toot Faranghi – Low Sugar Strawberry Jam

Morabay-e Toot Faranghi – Low Sugar Strawberry Jam

When you think of Persian cuisine, images of fragrant rice, spicy kebabs, and exotic spices immediately come to mind. But did you know that Persians are also masters at making jams? One special treat is Morabay-e Toot Faranghi – Low Sugar Strawberry Jam (مربای توت فرنگی), which impresses with its intense flavor and natural sweetness. The unique aromas of lemon and rose water make any breakfast a feast.

Khoresht-e Rivas – Persian Rhubarb Stew in a Mint-Parsley Sauce

Khoresht-e Rivas – Persian Rhubarb Stew in a Mint-Parsley Sauce

Are you familiar with rhubarb? It is often used in sweet dishes like cakes, compotes, or juice. However, today I have a savory version of rhubarb to share with you. Do you enjoy the fruity-sour taste of rhubarb? If so, consider trying Khoresht-e Rivas, an aromatic Persian stew made with juicy beef and sweet-sour rhubarb in a spicy fresh mint-parsley sauce (خورشت ریواس) enhanced with saffron and pomegranate molasses. You can serve it with saffron crispy rice or Persian flatbread. This Khoresht-e Rivas – Persian Rhubarb Stew in a Mint-Parsley Sauce is a culinary delight that is quick and easy to prepare, although you should wait about an hour until the meat is tender and cooked through. The wait is worth it, and you will be rewarded with a special treat. Watch my preparation video on Instagram

No Knead Vegetarian Pan Pizza

No Knead Vegetarian Pan Pizza

Imagine this: a sunny day, the birds singing, and you and your friends sprawled out on a cozy picnic blanket. But, uh-oh, what’s for lunch? Fear not, because I’ve got the perfect solution: a No Knead Vegetarian Pan Pizza! Yep, you heard that right – pizza, but not just any pizza. This one’s a game-changer because you can either take it with you or make it right there on your picnic spot. No need for an oven! It’s like magic, only tastier. So, grab your ingredients, fire up your skillet, and let the pizza party begin! Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Creamy Wild Garlic Hummus with Crispy Flatbread Sticks

Creamy Wild Garlic Hummus with Crispy Flatbread Sticks

It’s wild garlic season, and today, I’ve got a simple recipe for you! I whipped up a Creamy Wild Garlic Hummus with Crispy Flatbread Sticks. If you’re not familiar with hummus, it’s a Middle Eastern dip made primarily from chickpeas. Now, onto my version! I’ve infused it with wild garlic, giving it a beautiful green hue and a deliciously subtle spiciness and garlic flavor. Wild garlic is like a fancier, milder cousin of regular garlic, so it’s perfect if you’re not a fan of the strong garlic smell. Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Rhubarb and Date Chutney

Rhubarb and Date Chutney

Spring is here, and it brings with it warmer weather and an abundance of fresh foods. One of my personal favorites is rhubarb. It has a deliciously tangy taste! Today, I would like to share a simple recipe for Rhubarb and Date Chutney. This chutney can be paired with grilled meat, cheese, or bread. Give it a try and savor the delightful taste of spring. Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Macaroni - Persian Style Spaghetti

Macaroni – Persian Style Spaghetti

Macaroni – Persian Style Spaghetti is a delicious pasta dish that is commonly enjoyed in Persia. In Iran, macaroni refers to any type of pasta, including spaghetti and macaroni noodles. My personal favorite is spaghetti with Persian bolognese and crispy spaghetti tahdig. The pasta is served as a warm spaghetti cake and is cut and served in slices like a cake. Although spaghetti is a quick dish, we prepare it slowly and carefully like a rice cake in Persia. If you’re ready to try something new and experiment with your taste buds, this is the perfect dish for you.

Baghali Polo ba Mahiche - Braised Lamb Shanks with Dill Rice and Fava Beans

Baghali Polo ba Mahiche – Braised Lamb Shanks with Dill Rice and Fava Beans

PERSIAN LAMB SHANKS FOR EASTER OR NOWRUZ Celebrate Easter with a delicious oriental dish: Baghali Polo ba Mahiche – Braised Lamb Shanks with Dill Rice and Fava Beans. This dish consists of slow cooked lamb shanks infused with Advieh Khoresti spices, served alongside fragrant dill rice and fava beans. The blend of coriander, aniseed, dried rose petals, saffron, nutmeg, pepper, and cumin (Advieh Khoreshti) creates a festive flavor perfect for Easter or Nowruz. While not excessively laborious, this dish does require patience as the lamb shanks simmer for at least 2-3 hours until they are tender and almost falling off the bone. To ensure availability, please order lamb shanks in advance from your butcher. This slow braising process guarantees a melt-in-your-mouth experience. Take advantage of the simmering time to prepare your starter and dessert for a complete and satisfying Easter feast. Watch preparationsvideo on Instagram

Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما

Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما

Ranginak – Persian Date Dessert رنگینک خرما  is a Persian date dessert that is also known as Ranginak-e Khorma or Halva-ye Khoshk. It is a sweet and delicious specialty from the southern region of Iran, particularly popular in the regions of Bushehr and the provinces of Fars, Kerman, Hormozgan, and Khuzestan where date palm plantations are abundant. As Dates play a significant role in the cuisine of these regions, whether for dishes, desserts, or sweets. To make Ranginak, Medjool dates and walnuts are used and coated with a fragrant mixture of flour, cardamom, butter, powdered sugar, and vegetable oil to achieve a delicate and lightly crispy outer layer. The dessert is then generously sprinkled with ground pistachios, which adds extra crunch and a beautiful green color to the dessert. Every bite of Ranginak is a flavor explosion. Sweet, sticky date meets crunchy nuts and aromatic spices, making it a heavenly treat! Watch my perparation video on Instagram