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Zucchini and Beetroot Fritters

Zucchini and Beetroot Fritters

Zucchini and Beetroot Fritters  make a nutritious light breakfast or an addition to a picnic. It must be the season for beetroot with a lovely supply at the markets this week.  This recipe uses beetroot with the wonderfully fresh organic zucchini from the local farmers market. A simple weekend breakfast or a picnic snack. I […]

Brown Rice Zuchini Cakes

Brown Rice Zucchini Cakes

Try brown rice zucchini cakes as a healthy and nutritious snack for picnics or a light lunch. Turmeric adds that Persian touch. I often makes these delicious rice cakes as a lunch box filler for my hungry boys. This recipes uses the absorption method for cooking the rice. This is referred to in Farsi as […]

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream is great way of including fruit in a yummy desert.

Rice with Broad Beans, Dill & Chicken

Baghali Polo – Rice with Broad Beans, Dill & Chicken

Baghali Polo is a traditional rice dish combining the flavours of the delicate Broad bean with Dill. This recipe includes chicken and becomes a complete meal. Although it can be a little time consuming to remove the outer husks from the bread bean, it is a quick and easy Iranian meal, served with Yoghurt, mixed […]

Broad Beans – Baghali

Broad beans or Baghali is commonly used around the world. It is also known as Fava beans. Baghali can be used fresh, frozen or dried. I prefer to use the frozen beans, and always have a couple of packets in the freezer. Baghali Polo is a popular Iranian rice dish with dill. If using the […]

Adas - Green Lentils

Adas

Adas or more commonly known in the west as Green Lentils is an inexpensive source of protein. Adas – green lentils – is the main ingredient for Adas Polo. Adas is readily available from regular supermarkets, either tinned or dried. The dried version requires cooking prior to using in rice dishes. Simply rapid boil in […]

Adas Polo with Lamb

Easy Adas Polo with Lamb

An easy version of the traditional rice dish with adas – green lentils, sultanas and lamb. This version allows for the rice to be cooked in the stock similar to Italian risotto.Prep Time:15 minutes Cook time:1 hour Yield: serves 8

Kookoo Sabzi – Herb Omelette

Herb Omelette – Kookoo Sabzi Description Kookoo is a Persian style omelette or frittata. Kooko Sabzi is often served at the New Year celebration – Naw Ruz – Kookoo Sabzi is the most famous and popular of all the Persian Omelettes or kookoo. Prep Time:30 minutes Cook time:30 minutes Yield: Serves 6

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Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream is great way of including fruit in a yummy desert.

Lime sorbet

Lime Sorbet is a light refreshing end to any meal. A great dairy free desert.

Stretchy Ice Cream – Bastani

This Ice Cream is very quick and easy to make. The use of salep adds elasticity and results in a marsh mallow like appearance.

Pistachio Nougat – Gaz

Pistachios Nougat – Gaz Description A delicious pistachio nougat. Not quite traditional GAZ, but close enough.

Almond & Cinnamon Pastry Twists

Cinnamon and Almond Pastry Twists

Cinnamon and Almond Pastry Twists Description A sweet pastry with a twist. Traditionally served with Persian Tea. This recipe is an easy recipe using frozen puff pastry.

Moist Date Cake

Moist Date Cake

A wonderful moist date cake. This is a firm favourite and I often am asked for this recipe. I soak the dates in coffee to dd that extra moistness and interesting taste.        

Almond Cake with Cardamom

Almond Cake with Cardamom Description This Almond cake is very light as opposed to many other varieties of Almond cakes. The cardamom adds that distinctive Persian flavour. Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 60 mins Total time: 1hr 20 min

Saffron Butter Cookies

Saffron Butter Cookies

Saffron Butter Cookies Description These saffron butter cookies are a firm favourite in our household. It is a traditional butter cookie recipe I learnt at Home economics at High School, with the addition of powdered saffron and crushed pistachio nuts. A delicious light butter cookie. Great to have with some Persian Tea.

Quick and Easy

Zucchini and Beetroot Fritters

Zucchini and Beetroot Fritters

Zucchini and Beetroot Fritters  make a nutritious light breakfast or an addition to a picnic. It must be the season for beetroot with a lovely supply at the markets this week.  This recipe uses beetroot with the wonderfully fresh organic zucchini from the local farmers market. A simple weekend breakfast or a picnic snack. I […]

Spinach Pastry

Spinach Pastries Description A simple and easy pastry to serve as an appetiser or a simple lunch.