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Cooking Equipment & Utensils for the Persian Kitchen

Most of the kitchen utensils and equipment needed for cooking Persian dishes are now readily available. There are a few items that make it just that little bit easier.

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  • Orbital Stand Mixer

    Orbital Stand Mixer

    An orbital stand mixer is a good idea to make the delectable Persian sweets. The stand mixer allows you to have both hands free, and the orbital rotation of the mixer ensures that all ingredients in the bowl are mixed evenly. Tips to consider when choosing an Orbital Stand Mixer To be able to fully […]

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  • Persian Rice Cooker

    Persian Rice Cooker

    A Persian rice cooker is a must for perfect Persian rice every time. A Persian Rice Cooker (Polo Paz) is a secret weapon to good tahdig. Be sure that when you purchase your rice cooker that you buy the Persian style rice cooker. Currently there are 2 types of electric rice cookers on the market. […]

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  • Saucepans

    Saucepans

    Good quality saucepans are a must for Persian Cooking, as an even transfer of heat will result in even cooking. A large saucepan is required for the cooking of rice as the rice will double in size in the cooking process and the rice grains need to freely move in the water when being boiled […]

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  • Colander

    Colander

    A colander is needed for straining the rice once it has been par boiled ready to put back into the saucepan for the steaming process. Too big holes will result in the rice falling into the sink. The water must run freely around the cooked rice grains while rinsing.

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  • Pressure Cooker

    A pressure cooker makes life easy for the busy cook, allowing for stews, Khoresht and other time consuming dishes to be prepared at the end of a busy day.

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  • Rice Serving Dish

    Rice Serving Dish

    A round serving dish is essential for serving a good rice. The dish must be about 4 – 6 cm in diameter larger than the container in which the rice is cooked. This will ensure that as the rice is served and the sides of the rice dish collapse it stays on the dish. Traditionally […]

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  • Food Processor

    A food processor is a must in a busy kitchen. Choose a large bowled variety that is easily cleaned. One that can be pulled apart and put in the dishwasher is even better. A must for the preparation of the Persian Mince Kebab, Kebab Koobideh, and processing the herbs, sabzi, for dishes like Khoresht Gormeh […]

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Most of the kitchen utensils and equipment needed for cooking Persian dishes are now readily available. There are a few items that make it just that little bit easier.