Kutlets (Persian Cotlet)

Ingredients 1 onion 1 potato 1 egg 1/2 tsp tumeric 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp salt Pinch of saffron ground Small Clove of garlic crushed 1/2 cup vegtable oil Method In a large bowl add finely grated potatoe onion. Add salt, pepper, saffron and tumeric. Add 1 raw egg and…

Iced noodles in rosewater – (Faloode Shirazi)

Another glorious sunny day today, perfect for an ice cold faloode shirazi garnished with pistachios, rose petals and sour cherry syrup and balanced with a squeeze of lemon juice. I recall visiting Shiraz many years ago with mum and having this on one of the warm evenings there. Ingredients 100g rice vermicelli noodles 1 1/2…

Olivier Salad (Salad-e-Oliviye)

It’s a warm day and I have left over chicken that would go perfectly in the Olivie salad I’ve been wanting to make. Once made this salad tastes fantastic eaten with toasted chiabata or in a baguette. Ingredients 1/2 cup finely diced gerkin 1/2 cup cooked finely diced carrots 3 cooked chicken thighs (deboned a…

Saffron & Rosewater Rice Pudding (Sholezard)

This is an absolutely delicious dessert made with lots of saffron and Rosewater. Close your eyes and eat this, it’s like walking through a rose garden. Ingredients 3/4 cups rice (I used basmati) 5 cups water 1/2 cup vegtable oil Pinch of salt 3/4 cup white granulated sugar 5 tblsp rosewater 1/4 tsp ground saffron…

Eggplant with Fermented Yogurt – (Kashk-e-bademjan)

It’s safe to say that this dish is loved my most Iranians, and I’ve made it quite a few times for friends and it’s got the thumbs up! It’s wonderful eaten with toasted flat bread, pitta or if you can get your hands on Iranian bread; sangak, lavash or the like then even better. Ingredients…

Broadbean & Lamb Rice – (Loobiya Polo)

This is an amazingly scrumptious dish. The art is to ensure you don’t over power it with the meat and allow the subtle flavour of the broadbeans and spices to come through. Trust me when I say your  guests will be asking for seconds! This dish serves 4 people. Ingredients 1 Onion 2 cloves garlic…

Poached Pears infused in saffron, cardomom & rose petal

  This was one of those recipies where you think let’s try something without chocolate! Yes I know it sounds blasfamous to chocolate lovers, me included but my daughter loved it and it ticked off one of her 5 fruit a day goal 😁 and was absolutely delishious. Ingredients 3 pears (peeled and washed) 2…

Dolmeh – Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers. These are absolutely delicious and easy to make once you get all the ingredients together. Different country’s have there own twist to it. Mine is the Iranian way, and being half Azeri myself and married to a lovely jubly Azeri I can safely say that that qualifies me to make,write and talk…

Sour Cherry & Lamb Stew (Khoresht-e-Albaloo ba Goosht)

This dish is a favourite of mine, but I haven’t had the chance to make it in a while. I happened to have the cherries for the jam I was planning to make, but seeing that I had the lamb as well I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of making this lovely sweet and…

Yogurt and Cucumber dip (Mast-o-Khiyar)

Ingredients 450g Plain Yogurt 1/2 a cucumber 20g fresh dill 20g fresh mint 1/2 clove garlic 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper For the garnish Dill Nigela seeds Ground rose petal Amounts for the above depend on the pattern you choose. Alternatively you could use a 1/4 tsp for the dill and nigella…