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Sabzi Polo Maahi – Fried Fish with Herb Rice

Sabzi Polo Maahi – Fried Fish with Herb Rice

Norouz is fast approaching and this means it’s nearly time for one of my favourite dishes: Sabzi Polo Maahi! It is a classic Persian dish which translates to “herb rice with fish”. Iranians around the world traditionally prepare this delicious fish dish on Shab-e Norouz, […]

Nokhod Polo ba Mahiche

Nokhod Polo ba Mahiche

Nokhod Polo is probably my favourite variation of Persian rice. It is saffron infused basmati rice with dried dill and peas – Such a good combo! You can combine it with almost any Persian dish you fancy! If lamb isn’t really your thing you can […]

Tahchin-e Goosht – Saffron Rice Cake with Lamb

Tahchin-e Goosht – Saffron Rice Cake with Lamb

Tahchin is such a versatile Persian classic! It’s a savoury rice cake that can be prepared with chicken, meat, veggies or plain as a side dish. It has fragrant saffron rice and juicy meat in the centre, a crispy golden rice crust on the outside, […]

Ice Coffee Persian Style (Cafè Gelasè)

Ice Coffee Persian Style (Cafè Gelasè)

Probably every nation has its own take on ice coffee and of course there also is a Persian version, which we call Cafè Gelasè. It’s an especially indulgent variation of the coffee dessert, making it a delicious Sunday afternoon treat or a special dessert.

Kabab Torsh with Pomegranate, Herb & Walnut

Kabab Torsh with Pomegranate, Herb & Walnut

Kabab Torsh is a tasty kabab dish from the north of Iran. The flavour combination of pomegranate, herbs and walnuts make this dish so rich and delicious!

Borani – Persian Spinach Yogurt Dip

Borani – Persian Spinach Yogurt Dip

Borani is a creamy Persian spinach yogurt dip – A must have appetiser for any party! It’s such an easy quick recipe for a delicious dip for bread, crackers or crisps (I’m talking about chips, American friends). I don’t just prepare borani for parties though, I also make small batches just for the two of us for movie night.

Cheesy Cajun Steak Tacos

Cheesy Cajun Steak Tacos

Can I just say how much I love tacos? But really, who doesn’t? I’m a huge fan of Mexican food in general but tacos gotta be my favourite, because they’re so versatile! You can adjust the filling depending on what you feel like eating that […]

Fesenjoon – Persian Walnut Pomegranate Stew

Fesenjoon – Persian Walnut Pomegranate Stew

Khoresht-e Fesenjoon is a popular Persian dish – A rich walnut pomegranate stew! How it is prepared varies from region to region, actually every family prepares it a little differently I’m sure!

Shole Zard – Persian Saffron Rice Pudding

Shole Zard – Persian Saffron Rice Pudding

Shole Zard is a delicious Persian saffron rice pudding. Its bright yellow colour is so inviting and the flavour combo of saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and rosewater is divine! It’s a delicious alternative to milk rice pudding and if you substitute the knob of butter it’s dairy free!

Aash-e Reshteh – Persian Noodle Soup

Aash-e Reshteh – Persian Noodle Soup

There is nothing that can fill your heart, soul, and tummy on a bleak Winter’s day like Aash-e Reshteh. Aash is a genius Persian invention: A rich and thick soup, that’s very filling and comforting.