All posts tagged: vegetarian

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

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.

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

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 

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 

Breshtok-e Shokolati - Chocolate Halva بروشتک

Breshtok-e Shokolati – Chocolate Halva بروشتک

Happy Nowruz! Nowruzetoon Pirooz! Sending you lots of love and warm wishes for a beautiful Persian New Year. My Nowruz bakery is going ahead, and for our Persian New Year celebration, I made this no-bake gluten-free treat using a mixture of chocolate and halva. Have you ever heard of Breshtok-e Shokolati – Chocolate Halva بروشتک? If not, it’s about time, as this treat is a must-have for Nowruz, especially for all Esfehanis! My father was born near Isfahan, and my grandma loved to prepare this treat for Nowrooz. In Isfahan, Breshtok is made with chickpea flour and egg whites, topped with pistachios, and then cut into diamonds or rectangles. Nowadays, it comes in different shapes and flavors and is very easy to prepare at home, like my Breshtok-e Shokolati – Chocolate Halva بروشتک. Yes, you heard right – you can make this treat yourself and give your friends and family an extra surprise. Have fun and enjoy! Watch my preparation video on Instagram

Shirini Latifeh - Snowbites with Rose Cream

Shirini Latifeh – Snowbites with Rose Cream

Are you craving for a heavenly dessert? Look no further than Shirini Latifeh – Snowbites with Rose Cream, a delightful Persian pastry that originates from the enchanting city of Tabriz. The name “Shirini Latifeh” translates to “delicate softness,” and this pastry truly lives up to its name, offering a blissful experience with every bite. Picture this: two light and airy sponge biscuits embracing a luscious, creamy filling infused with the delicate flavors of vanilla and rose. Topped with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios, each bite of Shirini Latifeh is a symphony of flavors and textures. watch my preparation video on Instagram 

Cake Yazdi - Cardamom Rose Water Muffins کیک یزدی

Cake Yazdi – Cardamom Rose Water Muffins کیک یزدی

Nowrooz is coming and I have a simple, quick, and foolproof recipe to share with you, without any fancy decorations or embellishments. This recipe is for Cake Yazdi – Cardamom Rosewater Muffins کیک یزدی, which is perfect for baking beginners. Although these muffins are made from simple ingredients, they have a unique and special taste. They are fluffy and delicious due to the yogurt and oil in the batter, and have a delicate aroma of cardamom and rosewater. You can garnish them with chopped pistachios and rose petals, but traditionally in Persia, they are sprinkled with sesame seeds. You can choose whichever you prefer. They are best enjoyed with a hot brewed Persian tea (Chai). I hope you enjoy making and eating them! Watch my preparation video on Instagram