Cake Sharbati Syrup Cake

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This moist and tender Cake Sharbati Syrup Cake is a real tea-time treat. It makes a perfect dessert for a cup of steaming tea. The syrup is made with saffron and cardamom that give it a Persian taste and aroma. It´s a bit tricky to make this cake because it has a soft texture, and …

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Torshi limoo Lime Pickle

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What is the torshi limoo lime pickle? The small, round, and bright green limes are originally from southwest Asia. In Persian cuisine, dried limes are used in plenty of dishes. Here is a recipe for fresh lime pickles with a vibrant taste that makes a perfect side dish for most Persian dishes especially the ones …

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Falafel is a vegetarian dish consisting of deep-fried balls or patties made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. It is originally an Arabic (Egyptian) food and since 2% of the Iranian population are Arabs, this food has found its way to Iran. Obviously, the best Falafel in Iran is made in southern provinces which …

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Abgoosht (Lamb Chickpea Soup)

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Abgoosht is one of the most traditional Iranian foods. It is also called Dizi, which refers to the traditional stone crock pots it is served in. Hundreds of years ago Abgoosht was made with lamb and chickpeas. However, later on when new foods such as potatoes and tomatoes were introduced to Iranian Cuisine, the recipe had some changes. Serving Abgoosht has a special custom. …

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Kashk-e Bademjan (Eggplant Dip)

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If you are an eggplant lover, Persian cuisine can be a paradise for you. There are plenty of eggplant dishes and side dishes in Persian cuisine, and among them one of the most popular dish is Kashke Bademjan. The main ingredients of this dish are eggplants and Kashk which is a type of yogurt whey. In the process …

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Estamboli Polow (Persian Tomato Rice)

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Estamboli Polow is a delicious combination of rice, beef, tomato paste and potatoes. Some say that its name is taken from the type of potatoes that were used in original recipe which were called Istanbuli. But you can use any other kind of potato and it will taste equally delicious. The recipe for Estamboli Polow varies from one region …

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Shir Berenj (Rice Pudding)

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Rice puddings are known in nearly every part of the world, but the recipes vary in different countries. In Iran it is served as a dessert, but some people may serve it as a light dinner too. Here is the recipe for the rice pudding which is most common in Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. Recipe …

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Shole Zard (Saffron Rice Pudding)

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The history of this beautiful traditional dessert goes back to several hundred years ago, when it was served only on special occasions like the Persian new year. Nowadays it´s a more common food in Iran, but still people tend to make it on special events and share it with friends or family. It might sound strange …

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Meatballs With Saffron Rice

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This recipe I´m sharing today is one of my own favorites. Every time that I cook this meal I get positive feedback from friends and family and the great thing about it is that it´s so easy to make, takes little time and the ingredients are so easy to find. Recently I organized a food …

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Torshi Kalam (Pickled Red Cabbage)

Torshi Kalam (Pickled Red Cabbage)

This colorful pickle is easy to prepare and makes a perfect side dish to variety of foods, specially meat dishes. Unlike other pickles, it does not need couple of days to be ready to serve. You can serve it right after preparing. Course: Side dishes Serves Prep time Cook Time 2 Cup  15m  15m Ingredients Instructions …

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