Sossis Bandari

Easy, quick, and very delicious sausage dish – you will make it over and over again!

As a child, I was very picky with food – but I liked this dish that was prepared specially for me when I was not very fond of what was being served.

Sossis means sausage in Farsi, and Bandari means harbor style. In other words, a regional dish from the southern part of Iran along the Persian Gulf.

The three main ingredients in this dish are potation, onion, and sausage- If you happen to have bell -pepper at home, you can use it in this dish too.

The sausage:
Since we do not eat pork in Iran, we predominantly use beef sausage, but you can use whatever sausage you want. It can be pork, beef, turkey, or chicken sausage.

The different dishes from this region in Iran tend to be more “hot” or spicy compared to the rest of Iran. Therefore, use less chili powder if you want less “heat” or spiciness. For example, if you want more heat, you can add 1 – 2 tsp of sambal oelek.

Ingredients for 6 portions
800 g diced potatoes (1/2  x 1/2 inch)
800 g sausage of your choice diagonally cut into “coins.”
800 g onions /cut in thick slices) or rough cut
3 – 4 Tbsp of ghee or oil

1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp oregano
3 crushed (pressed) garlic cloves
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 tsp chili powder (optional)
1 cup water

Extra flavor:

1 large bell pepper (any color)
1 tbsp saffron water
1 tsp dried thyme
Lemon or lime juice to taste
1 – 2 tsp sambal oelek


  1. Wash, peel, and dice potatoes. Pour water over it and salt it lightly. Set aside.
  2. Cut the sausage of your choice diagonally into “coins.” Set aside.
  3. Peel the onions, and you have the choice of slicing them thinly or into rough cuts.
  4. Measure seasoning and set aside.
  5. Measure water and tomato paste and set aside.
  6. Dice bell pepper if using.
  7. Heat a pan and pour 3 Tbsp of ghee or vegetable oil. Wait until the pan is really hot before you add the chopped onion.
  8. Fry the onion for 3 – 4 minutes, salt them lightly in the beginning. Stir occasionally to avoid burning the onions.
  9. Strain the potatoes and dry them with a kitchen towel before adding them to the onion—Fry potatoes and onion for 6 minutes.
  10. Add the sausages after 6 minutes. Continue to fry for additional 5 – 6 minutes.
  11. Add the seasoning and mix well.
  12. Add the pressed garlic, tomato paste, and water, mix well.
  13. Bring it to a boil, put on the lid, lower the heat and let simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until the potatoes are done.

Serve with some green salad.


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