Persian Rice

Ingredients for 8 Portions: 2 cups basmati rice, rinsed very well 3 quarts water, brought to a boil with 3 tablespoons of salt 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1 russets potato, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices salt to taste pinch of ground cumin 5 or 6 slices of butter for top pinch of saffron, […]

Persian Broccoli Salad (Simple & Healthy)

Ingredients: 5 oz (142g) Broccoli 1 Red Onion 5 oz (142g) Coleslaw 1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds 4 oz (113g) Turkey Bacon 1 Cup Onion Salad Dressing Preparations: 1- Dice the onion. 2- Cut the broccoli in smaller size.

Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients: 1/2 Bunch (40 g): Cilantro Dill Parsley Leek Chives 2 – 3 Bell Peppers Lettuce (4 leaves) 2 Eggs 1/3 Cup Walnuts 10 oz (283g) Dried Barberries (Zereshk) 2 – 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil Advieh (Persian Spice Mix) Salt, Black Pepper, Ground Chili Peper,

Raisins Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb (354g) Broccoli 1/2 lb (227g) Red Cabbage 5 oz (142g) Raisins 1 Can Corn (15 oz / 425g) 1 Can Green Peas (15 oz / 425g) 1 Cup Salad Dressing

Iranian Zereshk Polow

There are a couple of different ways to make Zereshk Polow. Some folks layer the rice with zereshk and steam them together while others simply make a chelow and add the zereshk on top. Personally, I am a fan of the first method as I think that the polow as a whole tastes better. With […]

Kabab Tabei

1/2 Lb (226g) Ground Beef 2 Cups Rice 1 Tsp Zafran (Saffron) 1 Small Onion Salt, Black Pepper, Persian Spice Mix (Advieh), Turmeric 4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 3 Small Tomatoes, Pepper PREPARATIONS: 1- Soak the rice with 1 tbs salt for an hour. 2- Soak the zafran (saffron) in boiling water for 30 minutes. 3- […]

Red Potato Salad

Ingredients: 3 Red Potatoes 1 Red Onion 1/2 Bunch Parsley 4 oz (113 g) Cheddar Cheese (Shredded) 3 Celery Sticks 2 Tbsp Sour Cream 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt


Ingredients: 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour 4 Eggs 1 Egg Yolk 15 oz (425 g) Ricotta Cheese 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 1 Bunch Fresh Spinach 1 Cup Marinara Sauce 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 Tsp Salt Salt, Black Pepper Powder

Barbari Bread Recipe (nan or noon barbari)

Ingredients: 3 1/3 Cups All Purpose Flour (1 lb) 1/2 Tsp Yeast 1 Tsp Salt Wheat Bran, Sesame Seeds, Nigella Seeds

Persian-Style Chicken Kebobs

Eco-friendly cookbook author and caterer Louisa Shafia demonstrates a recipe for marinated chicken kebobs inspired by her own Persian heritage. She cuts pasture-raised chicken into chunks, marinates it in a tangy yogurt sauce, and serves the broiled or grilled chunks with brown rice, a dollop of yogurt and plenty of lime wedges. Expert: Louisa Shafia […]

Potato Kuku

A quick and easy Persian dish, that is also fun to make.


Mirza Qasemi – Northern Iranian recipe

Persian Halva

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup oil 1/2 teaspoon saffron 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup rose water Directions: In a small pot, boil the water and add the sugar, ground saffron, and rose water. Mix and leave on low or place aside once well mixed and sugar is melted. In a larger […]


Samanoo Recipe. A How to make Samanoo guide for Norouz :).

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs

A step-by-step recipe on how to make frugal, marinated shrimp pineapple kabobs on the grill.