I was watching MasterChef Australia and was inspired to make Roti Jala as one of the participants did, but of course with a Persian touch! To begin with, one might wonder what Roti Jala is. Continue reading “Persian inspired Roti Jala! Lace pancake!”
Many people may not know that Iranian Cuisine has many wonderful vegetarian dishes. Last week my brother-in-law and I were with some good friends at Saaghi Grill in Solna (Sweden) for lunch. During lunch, one of our friends told me that she liked leeks in all form and shape. Already there, I began to create something with leeks in my mind, I just wanted to surprise her. Continue reading “Leek Frittata”
One of the most popular dishes here at home is Chicken with dill gravy and rice. When our children with families are visiting, I usually ask what they want me to cook and usually it is this dish they ask for. Continue reading “Chicken with Dill Gravy!”
Something for both children and adults! In Iran, we are careful about what we eat in winter, spring, etc. When spring came, it was customary to offer salad (Romaine salad) with accessories. One of the accessories for the Romaine salad was just mint syrup. The other was a mixture of white wine vinegar and Angelika. Continue reading “Sekanjebin (Persian mint syrup)”
So easy and delicious! Persian sour plums converted into the most delicious dessert!
You have most probably seen this wonderful fruit at oriental grocery stores, not knowing what to do with them. I do not blame you. Continue reading “Persian plum compote (kompote Goje Sabz)”
Visited Ingelsta Kalkon in Stockholm not so long ago, we were going to put in an order for a party hosted by my brother-in-law. We seized the opportunity to have lunch there. Ordered turkey pie, it was so good that I thought: I must try and make this when I get home! Had all the ingredients at home, as I imagined I just had to make my basic meat sauce and then roll it into puff pastry. Said and done. I froze the pies individually and forgot all about it. Continue reading “My Persian minced turkey Pie”
These cookies (Shirini Keshmishi) are truly a classic in Persian cuisine! There are countless recipes for this but I have developed my own that reminds me of my childhood cookies. It’s really a light cookie, but sweet! The basic recipe is simple, you can replace the raisin with, for example, chopped cranberries, or why not combine raisins with chopped nuts? You will be able to experiment. Here comes the basic recipe as it is made in Iran. Continue reading “Persian Raisin Cookies – almost addictive!”
On Saturday I was craving something with carrots – it had to be careless! Amazingly easy to do and sooooo good! You can either fry it in rings of peppers or as I also tried to cover both sides with bread crumbs, personally I prefer the latter. All vegetarian but not vegan! Continue reading “Carrot Frittata”
The autumn is here now and that’s the time when it is really tasty and comforting to enjoy different kind of soups. This wonderful butternut soup has a Persian touch (lemon zest, lemon juice, ground cumin etc). Incredibly tasty I must say. Continue reading “Persian inspired Butternut soup!”
When I was organizing a baby shower for my daughter in law, Anna, I decided to make spinach pies. A friend of mine had given me a recipe, I knew how he made it but no measures! I have now adjusted everything to my own taste and I am happy to say that the result was incredibly good.
Took some with me when I visited my brother in law who is 95-year-old and who is quite picky when it comes to food. He gave me feedback that I should add a little more acidity in the pie. I myself thought that I needed some crunchiness in the pie as well. Continue reading “My Persian-Greek Spinach Pie”