Easy Persian Recipes in English
Zereshk – Barberry

Zereshk – Barberry

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Zereshk, or Barberry is a small, sour, red berry. Used in Persian rices dishes or to add interest to jams and jellies, this berry is available dried from Persian or Afghani grocery stores.

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Yoghurt

Yoghurt

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Yoghurt is a dairy product produced by adding a culture to milk and allowing to incubate producing a thick substance. Yoghurt used in traditional Persian cooking is very thick and Continue reading

Torshee

Torshee

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Torshe

Torshe

Torshee is the Persian form of pickles.

Fruit and or vegetables that are preserved in vinegar and flavoured with spices and herbs.

Tahdig

Tahdig

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Tahdig, literally “the bottom of the pot”, is the crunchy crust formed at the bottom of the rice dish resulting from the temperature increase at the end of the cooking cycle for the rice.

Spinach

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A green leafy vegetable high in iron. Use either English spinach or Baby spinach leaves.

Salep

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A white flour made from grinding the dried tubers of an Orchid species.Salep is the “secret ingredient” to Persian Ice cream or Bastani Salabi. salep is more commonly used in Continue reading

Rose Water

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Rose water, a by product of the production of Rose Oil is used extensively in Persian and Middle Eastern Cuisines. Rose Water can have an overpowering effect, so use sparingly Continue reading

Tomato Paste

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Traditional Tomato Paste is strong, thick and slightly sour. It is used to add a rich summer flavour to the winter soups and stews of Iran. Always try to use Continue reading

Dried Lime

Dried Lime

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Dried Lime

Dried Lime

Limoo Amani, or dried lime is used extensively in Persian recipes as a souring agent. Used either whole, or crushed, these dried limes are available from Persian or Continue reading

Kheeyar Shoor

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A salted pickled cucumber in brine and herb. These range in size from small, gherkin size to as big as a dill cucumber. Specifically, these do not have any sugar Continue reading