Make delicious Iranian tea, one of the best, healthiest, and highest quality teas with the tips we mentioned.
Learn how to make delicious Kabab Barg (Persian Filet Mignon Kebab), a luxurious popular Iranian kabab in 7 simple steps.
Learn how to make Gheymeh Nesar, traditional popular food made of nuts, meat, and rice in Qazvin, Iran in 8 simple steps.
Learn how to make Shami kabab, a delicious Iranian dish which is made with meat, potatoes, onions, etc. in 8 simple steps.
Sharbat Sekanjebin is a traditional Persian syrup made of vinegar, mint, and honey or sugar. This traditional syrup is so nutritious.
Bastani Sonnati, or Saffron ice cream, is one of the traditional and popular Iranian desserts that has a long history. Learn how to make Bastani Sonnati, Persian saffron ice cream in 6 simple steps.
Learn how to make Persian Kabab Torsh, a delicious lamb kebab in pomegranate molasses and walnut in 7 simple steps.
Learn how to make Khoresh Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Stew), a traditional Persian stew that is served with either rice or bread in 11 steps.
Kabab Koobideh is one of the most famous and traditional Iranian dishes which is served for many celebrations. Follow this recipe to know how to cook kabab koobideh.
Kotlet (Persian meat patties) is a famous Iranian dish usually prepared with minced mutton or beef. Learn how to make it in 8 simple steps.
Chicken kebab is one of the most popular Iranian dishes, very similar in appearance and material to Kabab Koobideh. But instead of using red meat, chicken is used in its preparation.
Learn how to make Chicken kebab in 13 simple steps.
Learn how to make Nan-e Berenji, a delicious Persian rice cookie considered one of the appropriate sweets in Nowruz, in 6 steps.
Learn how to make this delicious Persian Ash Reshteh soup for the family on the cold days of autumn and winter in 14 steps.
Learn how to make Masghati, a delicious Iranian dessert which is mainly made with starch, water, rosewater and saffron.
Zoolbia (Jalebi) is one of the most popular sweets among Iranian people. Learn how to make a delicious Zoolbia in 8 simple steps.
Learn how to make a popular Persian dish served in many cultures for centuries. Reshteh Polo is a healthy and delicious dish, and the recipe can be made with everyday ingredients.
Ghormeh Sabzi is a Persian herb and kidney beans stew that could be served both as launch and dinner. It is served with cooked Basmati rice.
Morasa Polo is one of the most delicious dishes you can serve at parties and gatherings. It is also called Persian jeweled rice because of its beauty. Follow this recipe to make the fantastic Morasa polo.
Joojeh Kabab is a Persian chicken kebab that is popular worldwide. It is served on the skewer. Saffron and lemon juice give the marinade a lot of flavor.
‘Stuffed Grape Leaves’ or ‘Barg Mo Dolmeh’ is one of the most popular dishes in Persian, Turkish, and Mediterranean cuisine.
Lavash bread has unique properties that make it suitable for using as an ingredient in foods and eating alone. Making thin lavash bread is very convenient and easy.
gheymeh stew is one of the most popular persian foods. it is widely cook in Iranian households. follow this recipe to cook the tasty gheymeh.
Qottab is one of the most favorite Persian pastries that matches perfectly with tea. for learning how to bake Qottab, do not miss this recipe.
Estamboli Polo is an easy Persian food that everyone loves it. The recipe for this mixed rice is straightforward, and you can cook it very fast.
Torshi Seer or pickled garlic is one of Iran’s most popular side dishes. It is simply garlic and vinegar. Sir Torshi is sour, and it has garlic’s benefits.
Zeytoon Parvardeh is one of the most popular side dishes in Iran. Zeytoon Parvardeh is olive marinated with walnut, pomegranate molasses, garlic, and herbs.
Tahchin is one of the loveliest foods in Persian cuisine. It is crunchy, and children enjoy eating it. There are many recipes for Tahchin, and you can cook it with chicken, meat, or vegetables.
kuku sabzi is one of the most delicious Persian starters. follow our recipe to cook this wonderful food and enjoy it with your family.
Persian halva is so famous sweet that is made from butter and flour. The mixture is then mixed with sugar and saffron to taste, rosewater optional, and cardamom.
salad Shirazi is a salad made by Iranians mostly. To be exact, it is a Persian cucumber and tomato salad that you can prepare any day without having any worry about its taste.
People get to know new lands by visiting their attractions and studying their history. But nothing can introduce a country to you better than its food. Iran is acknowledged as one of the greatest countries according to history and culture, and Persian food is the best evidence to this claim. Food has always been an essential part of our lives, and family gatherings are never complete without a table full of multiple hot and cold dishes. Variety of Iranian food recipes may surprise you. Since plenty of elements such as geography, history, culture, climate, regional traditions, and even language, all are reflected in our dishes. Sweet and sour, soft and crunchy, cooked and raw, hot and cold come together to create one of the best flavors you can ever experience. Iranian meals! So what do they include?
Persian main courses
Persian cuisine recipes are as wide as the extent of Iran. Sweet and sour flavors are tasted in the northern regions, and Seafood is sought after in the south. Meat is the core of dishes in western cities, while people eat more traditional food in the east. But the common item among most of them is rice. Rice or “Berenj” is the cornerstone of every Persian food, which is usually accompanied by “Tahdig”. The crispy layer of rice, potato, bread, or lettuce, sitting right at the bottom of a pot. Be careful to catch your share of Tahdig soon, when eating at a Persian party. It would be disappeared after seconds!
Whether there is any Tahdig or not, rice is usually served in 2 ways. The first and most popular one is with stew. Stew or “Khoresht” is an Inseparable part of Persian food recipes that varies a lot and is usually watery, including different ingredients and spices. Ghormeh sabzi and Gheymeh stew are on top of popularity, and Khoreshte Fesenjoon is not far behind.
Mixed rice meals are the second way to use this magical ingredient in Persian recipes. Loobia polo, Baghali polo, and Adas polo are the ones that are probably beloved by every Iranian household. To cook mixed rice, we first drain the rice and prepare the sauce separately. Then we pour them into the pot layer by layer and let them cook for some hours. You can find many mixed rice dishes among Persian meals recipes here in Cooking County. But do not miss the wonderful part of our dishes. What is that?
Persian starter and side dishes
You can barely find a family that serves Persian food without a starter and a side dish. However, our starters are as delicious and appetizing as they can be considered a full meal. There are various starters cooked in Iran which tasting them once is enough for you to fall in love with. from Mirza Ghasemi and Kashke Badmejoon that are based on the eggplant to numerous types of “Ash” which are the best choices for winter and autumn gatherings.
We serve our food with different side dishes such as fresh herbs, pickled vegetables, Mast O Khiar (yogurt with cucumber), marinated olives, and salads. An interesting fact about Iran food recipes is that we always try to use appropriate side dishes, spices, or starters with our food to adjust their hot or cold natures. We put Khorma (Dates) as a hot-natured foodstuff beside the dish of Adas polo which has cold nature because of Adas (Lentils). Raisins and walnut are used with Mast O Khiar, and cinnamon is the best choice to accompany many stews.
We also keep an eye on climate to cook proper food in Iran. Fesenjoon stew is best to be eaten in winter, according to its hot nature. While Ab-doogh-khiar with cold nature exactly matches the blazing weather of summer. These are what we have learned from our ancestors, who were not educated but were great experts of living, cooking, and health-related issues. That is why you do not need to be worried about overeating in Iran. There is always a solution that saves you from a stomachache or any other probable problem!
Are you feeling excited about Iran recipes? The great news is that one more part is still left!
Persian dessert and sweets
If you think that Persian food is just limited to main courses and starters, think again. We also have a sweet tooth, and desserts go along with a cup of tea to make us fantastic evenings.
Although rosewater, saffron, and cardamom show up in almost every Persian dessert, each of them has a unique flavor. Sholezard is our super-popular saffron pudding, and Halva is a soft dessert you probably love. Sohan is a brittle and crunchy confection from Qom, served with pistachios, and Gaz is what you bring with yourself coming back from Isfahan unquestionably. But it is literally impossible to name all Persian desserts, as each city has a list of tasty sweets and confections for itself. Masghati, Ranginak, and Faloode with Bastani Sonnati from Shiraz, Ghotab and Baghlava from Yazd, and Noon Berenji from Kermanshah are only a few ones of countless appetizing Persian desserts. If you want to learn how to cook them and find plenty of other Iranian cuisine recipes, stay tuned to the latest blogs on Cooking County.