Read more: Roasted Eggplant Dip – Borani Bademjan
Roasted Eggplant is the perfect base for a vegan dip. Mashed with garlic, and the added tang of pomegranate syrup, this version has different twist of various flavours. Eggplant or Bademjan is very popular in our house. It can be cooked in many ways, fried, roasted and even boiled. Eggplant used to be very bitter,…
Read more: Fesenjan Sauce- Walnut and Pomegranate Sauce
This Fesenjan recipe must be the easiest Persian recipe I have discovered. A few minor adaptions as suggested by some friends over time makes this recipe a culmination of knowledge. Only three ingredients, walnut, pomegranate syrup and our secret ingredient. This sauce recipe is equally delicious over chicken or mushrooms, served with jeweled Persian rice…
Read more: Ash Reshteh – Persian Noodle Soup
A quick and easy version of the traditional Ash Reshteh. Enjoy!
Read more: Morgh-e-Kofta Baghali Polo – Chicken Meatballs with Broad beans and Rice
This recipe is something a little different. Layers of rice, broad beans, chopped garlic chives and small chicken meatballs, with tarragon. A friend recently gave me a huge bunch of fresh tarragon which inspired this recipe. Tarragon and chicken go together really well, and Baghali Polo is a firm favorite in our family. Garlic chives…
Read more: Khoresh Morgh-e Esfenaj – Chicken Stew with Spinach
This recipe for Khoresh Morgh-e Esfenaj is a fairly recent addition to our family meals, with my husband finding a recipe when looking online for ideas for dinner one night. We have, of course, adapted it to make it a quick and easy meal. You can make it your own by using different sabzi’s or…
Read more: Salmon and Dill Layered Rice – Sabzi Mahi Polo
I recently had a similar dish to this at a friends house and it was absolutely delightful. So when we had left over Salmon from Christmas lunch this year I decided to make my own rendition of Sabzi Mahi Polo. Hope you enjoy it. My husband had cooked the salmon on the BBQ for Christmas…
Read more: Khoresh Gheymeh Bademjan – Persian Stew with Split Peas and Eggplant
One of our favourite recipes to prepare in advance to batch cook and freeze is this Khoresh Gheymeh Bademjan recipe. The eggplant and tomato topping adds a more elegant twist to this traditional recipe. This version is vegetarian but can just as easily be made with chunks of lamb. Things to note when making Khoresh…
Read more: Khoreshte Esfanaj Aloo – Stew with Spinach and Prunes
I recently found this new khoresht with spinach and prunes. After a couple of times cooking this light dish, it quickly became a family favorite.
Read more: Lamb Mince Kebab – Koobideh Kebab
This must be the most common and well known Persian kebab recipe. The trick is keeping the mince on the stick.
Read more: 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 love…