Easy Persian Recipes in English
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

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