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Tahdig Recipe; 4 Recipes to Make Delicious Persian Tahdig

The older people had a proverb that believed: whoever loves Tahdig, it will surely rain on his wedding night! Isn’t that beautiful? We still don’t know the relationship between rain and the Tahdig. But we know well the relationship between a delicious Tahchin, Khoresh Gheymeh, Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi, or even Kateh with it. Can you even imagine these delicious dishes without the Tahdig? 

This article will explain how to prepare 4 different types of Tahdig. So, stay with Cooking County.

tahdig recipe

Tahdig History

In the past, in the kings’ kitchens, the servants would eat the remaining food after the king ate the food. In some narrations about Muzaffaruddin Shah Qajar, people said there was a fight between the servants over the Tahdig. King heard the story and ordered to take some of the Tahdig to the king. The king enjoyed eating Tahdig and ordered it as an appetizer.

Saffron and Egg Tahdig 

saffron, yogurt and egg tahdig

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • Salt and oil as needed
  • Brewed saffron as needed

Directions

  1. Drain the soaked rice and set it aside.  
  2. Mix one egg, some salt, three tablespoons of yogurt, and some brewed saffron in a bowl. 
  3. Add half of the drained rice to it and mix well. 
  4. Put a non-stick pot on the heat until it gets hot and pour a little oil, then pour the rest of the rice into the pot and add a little oil again. 
  5. Put it on low heat and cook it for an hour. 
  6. 6After cooking, turn off the flame, rotate the pot, and put the Tahdig in the dish. Enjoy your meal.

Rice Saffron Tahdig 

sorched rice

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ teaspoon ground saffron
  • Rice as needed 
  • Salt as needed 

Directions

  1. Wash the rice and soak it in a bowl with water and a spoonful of salt. Then we drain the rice. 
  2. Now brew saffron, pour water into a pot, and put it on high heat until it reaches the boiling point.  
  3. Pour the rice into a pot with a bit of salt and wait 10 minutes until the rice is cooked.
  4. To know whether it is time to drain, take a grain of rice and cut it in half. If it is half cooked, drain it. 
  5. In the other pot, first pour half a cup of saffron, half a cup of cold water, and oil, then we pour the drained rice into the pot and leave the pot to simmer on a gentle heat. 
  6. In about 40 minutes, the delicious Tahdig is ready. Enjoy your meal.

Potato Tahdig 

potato tahdig

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oil 
  • ½ teaspoon saffron 
  • Potatoes as needed 
  • Rice as needed 
  • Salt as needed

Directions

  1. Wash the rice, soak it in a bowl in water and a spoonful of salt; then drain it. 
  2. Brew the saffron (we need half a cup of brewed saffron.) Pour water into a pot and put it on high heat until it reaches the boiling point. 
  3. Pour the rice into the pot with a little salt and wait for the rice to cook for 10 minutes.  
  4. In order to know whether it is time to drain or not, take a grain of rice and cut it in half. If it is half cooked, drain it.  
  5. Peel the potatoes and cut them (you can grate them or cut them into circles.) Pour oil into a non-stick pot and add saffron to the potatoes.
  6. Pour the drained rice on the potatoes and let it cook on medium heat. In about 40 minutes, the potato Tahdig is ready. Enjoy your meal.

Lavash Tahdig

flatbread tahdig recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oil 
  • Lavash bread as needed 
  • Saffron as needed 
  • Rice as needed 
  • Salt as needed

Directions

  1. Soak the rice in salted water for about an hour, then drain it. 
  2. Pour water into a pot until it reaches the boiling point. Then, pour the rice into the pot with a little salt, let it boil for about 10 minutes, then take a grain of rice and cut it in half; if it is half cooked, drain it. 
  3. Brew saffron and pour it on the lavash, pour some oil in a non-stick pot, and then put the lavash on the bottom of the pot. 
  4. Add drained rice and put it in the pot on low heat. In about 40 minutes, the delicious Lavash Tahdig is ready. Enjoy your meal.

Do not forget to make this recipe and share it with us. Please do not hesitate to ask if you also have any questions about the 4 types of Tahdig recipes.

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