All posts tagged: Turmeric

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

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

Reshteh Polo ba Morgh – رشته پلو با مرغ

Reshteh Polo ba Morgh – رشته پلو با مرغ

Reshteh Polo ba Morgh – رشته پلو با مرغ is a traditional and popular Persian rice dish from the cities of Tehran, Mashhad, and Kermanshah. The dish immediately takes me back to my grandmother’s house, when the whole family gathered for the Norooz festival at her home, where we lived together for many years. It is an aromatic composition of rice, roasted noodles, caramelized onions, raisins, and dates, refined with aromatic spices such as saffron, turmeric, and cinnamon, and topped with rose petals and pistachio sticks. The brown noodles in the batter provide a crunchy Tahdig. Top it with a slowly braised saffron chicken fillet or without chicken for a filling vegetarian dish. Reshteh polo has warm properties. Watch Preparation Video on Instagram 

Khorak-e Loobia Chiti – Persian Pinto Bean Stew لوبیا چیتی

Khorak-e Loobia Chiti – Persian Pinto Bean Stew لوبیا چیتی

Welcome to a culinary adventure that will enchant your taste buds! Today, I’m taking you on a journey through the rich and delicious world of easy Persian cuisine. Our destination? A dish that not only delights the palate but also warms the soul: Khorak-e Loobia Chiti – Persian Pinto Bean Stew لوبیا چیتی. Are you a fan of the traditional British dish “Baked Beans”? Then, it’s about time to take a culinary trip to the Middle East and discover the vegetarian Persian bean stew made from pinto or quail beans. This stew is the perfect alternative to the classic Baked Beans with its savory flavors, rich textures, and spices. Dive into the world of Persian taste and let yourself be inspired by this delicious dish! Watch my preparationvideo on Instagram

Dolmeh Kadu Halvai – Stuffed Pumpkin دلمه کدو حلوایی

Dolmeh Kadu Halvai – Stuffed Pumpkin دلمه کدو حلوایی

Pumpkin always tastes good in autumn and winter, especially when it’s filled and comes out of the oven. Why not give this stuffed nut pumpkin in a Persian version a try. Today, I prepared Dolmeh Kadu Halvai – stuffed pumpkin دلمه کدو حلوایی with flavorful oriental ingredients. The nutmeg pumpkin is filled with savory ground lamb, aromatic rice, crunchy yellow split peas, golden saffron, fresh herbs, and oriental spices. The stuffed pumpkin is topped with sweet and sour pomegranate syrup for a tangy touch. Bake it in the oven until the nutmeg pumpkin is soft and tender, allowing the flavors in the filling to blend. This savory recipe is perfect for Shabe Yalda or your Christmas dinner. Comfort Food at its Best!

Anar Polo ba Morgh – Pomegranate Rice with Chicken انار پلو با مرغ

Anar Polo ba Morgh – Pomegranate Rice with Chicken انار پلو با مرغ

Rice is a staple food in Persian cuisine that we prepare artfully. We have a long tradition of preparing rice, as seen in our various rice dishes. The preparation of rice sometimes has a festive character, so we prepare different rice dishes for specific celebrations. My dish today is one of them, which I prepared for the longest night of the year – Shab-e Yalda (شب یلدا). Anar Polo ba Morgh – Rice with chicken fillet and pomegranate انار پلو با مرغ is also called Nar Polo and is a delicious Persian dish that is prepared either with chicken or meat. Watch Preparation Video on Instagram

Soup-e Djo Parak – Barley Flakes Soup سوپ جو پرک

Soup-e Djo Parak – Barley Flakes Soup سوپ جو پرک

Fall is not all about the golden side, as it is currently gray, windy, and wet. So, how about a warm soup that warms both body and soul? Today’s recipe – Soup-e Djo Parak – Persian barley flake soup سوپ جو پرک – makes you feel cozy. The soup is rich, thanks to barley flakes, chicken breasts, and a carrot. Spices such as turmeric and tomato paste add a delicious aroma and a beautiful color. The barley soup is sprinkled with chopped parsley and served with freshly squeezed lime juice. A healthy soup that also helps cure a cold. Watch Preparation Video on Instagram

Torshi Liteh – pickled vegetables ترشی لیته

Torshi Liteh – pickled vegetables ترشی لیته

We start pickling vegetables for the winter in late summer and autumn. Torshi Liteh – pickled vegetables ترشی لیته, which is very popular in Iran, is quite tasty. Torshi comes from the word torsh, which means sour, and so it is. If you like pickles, you’ll love my torshi recipe. The vegetables and spice mixes in torshi can vary depending on the region and preferences. The preparation is simple and quick as a flash.

Yatimcheh – Vegan Eggplant Stew یتیمچه

Yatimcheh – Vegan Eggplant Stew یتیمچه

Yatimcheh – Vegan Eggplant Stew یتیمچه is a vegan Persian recipe that you can prepare in no time. It is a popular and wide-spread traditional recipe from across the country in Iran. In addition, it is an inexpensive and tasty dish with simple ingredients, as we use everything from the fields and meadows. It tastes great in late summer with sweet, fresh tomatoes. Yatimcheh is a one-pot dish, and the ingredients are layered up in a pan or pot. The main ingredients are eggplants, tomatoes, multicoloured peppers, potatoes, onions and garlic. Turmeric provides for slightly sweet, spicy and tangy notes. The ingredients are similar to French ratatouille, but the taste is quite different. Well, do you like my healthy and shape-friendly dish now? Head to the kitchen and get started right away.