Easy Persian Recipes in English

Persian Rice Cooker

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Persian Rice Cooker

Persian Rice Cooker

A Persian rice cooker is a must for perfect Persian rice every time.

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Saucepans

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Good quality saucepans are a must for Persian Cooking, as an even transfer of heat will result in even cooking.

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Colander

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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 Continue reading

Pressure Cooker

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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.

Round Serving Dish

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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 Continue reading

Food Processor

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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 Continue reading

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.