Easy Persian Recipes in English

Kashk

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A thick buttermilk. Available as a dried powder or bottled. kashk can be found in Persian or Afgani grocery stores. Substitute kashk with thickened fresh buttermilk, sour cream or thick yoghurt.

Ghee

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Ghee or clarified butter is butter that has been slowly boiled to remove excess water. Ghee has a higher boiling point than butter making it a fair better choice for Continue reading

Okra

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Okra is a green vegetable that is eaten widely in the Middle East and Northern Africa. It is well known for its slimy goo that the seed pod produces once Continue reading

Almonds

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Almonds are widely used in Persian Cooking. They are used in a variety of forms from salted almonds in adjil to slivered almonds in the Shireen Polow and ground almonds Continue reading

Adjil

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Adjil is a mix of nuts, seeds and dried fruits. The mix is totally a personal thing with some families preferring more seeds (tokhmeh), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds etc, while Continue reading

Marinated Persian Feta Cheese

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Marinated Persian Feta Cheese

Description

Marinated Persian Feta Cheese is a wonderful accompaniment to a light lunch or breakfast. And it is a healthy choice. Feta cheese is considered to be one of the healthiest cheeses available. True Persian feta is made from goats or sheep milk making it easier to digest than cows milk based cheeses and combined with olive oil this side dish a healthy addition to a salad or with bread as a popular breakfast.

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Mixed Pickles – Torshe

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Mixed Pickles – Torshe

Description

Mixed Pickle or   Torshe Makhloot is only one of the many versions of pickles coming from the Persian Kitchen. Generally any fresh, in season vegetable can be used. The torshe is traditionally made once a year when the required vegetables are fresh and the family would make enough to last the year.

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Yoghurt and Cucumber – Must e Kher

Yoghurt and Cucumber – Must e Kher

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Yoghurt and Cucumber – Mast-o Khiar

Recipe Description

Mast-o Khiar is a wonderfully, cool and refreshing side dish to serve with Persian khoresht and rice. This dish is traditional in many middle eastern countries, and here is the Persian version.

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