Lamb, Barberries & Orange Pilaf (Gheymeh Nesa)

Lamb, Barberries & Orange pilaf (Gheyme Nesa). What a beautifully aromatic dish this is. The flavours coming from the spices and in particular the fresh orange peel and barberries is a marriage made in heaven. The lamb brings an earthy taste which balances out the rest of the dish. The house at the moment just…

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…

Fish Stew

This recipe is enough for 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 medium sized Onion finely chopped 5 tbls vegetable oil 2 cloves of garlic crushed 1 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp somak 1/4 tsp ground black pepper Pinch of good ground saffron Pinch of red chilli powder 3 cloves crushed or…

Zereshk Polo with Crispy Base (Tahdig)

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups of good white rice 1/2 Tbls lemon juice 1/2 Tbls salt 5 Tbls oil (vegetable oil) 1 tsp butter 1 cup dry barberry (washed to remove grit) 1 Tbls granulated sugar 1 Medium / large potato peeled and thinly sliced 1/4 tsp ground saffron Diluted Saffron Add 1/4 tsp of ground saffron into…