Nargesi – Spinach, parsley and mint sauté with poached eggs

نرگسی

A peasant food, at its core! And let’s face it, I’d eat like a peasant any day when the dish tastes this rich and yummy, and is yet very simple, quick and inexpensive!

Nargesi’s origin is back in the Caspian Sea region of Iran, where produce and vegetables are abundant. Spinach is a cherished and prized leafy green that is not only eaten raw in salads, but also cooked in various stews. It is a common belief in Iran that spinach adds flavor and more importantly a certain level of viscosity to stews.

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Khoresh Baghaleh Ghatogh – Butterbeans and seasoned poached eggs with dill and turmeric

خورش باقله قاتق

This simple peasant food brings back such fond memories of childhood and time spent visiting family near the Caspian Sea. 

It isn’t so ironic that these days every time I visit my mom, this is the first meal she makes for me!

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