Recipe Index

Aash (hearty thick soups)

Aash-e Anar – Pomegranate soup with meatballs

Aash-e Gholvat – Potato and herb stew with eggs

Aash-e Jow – Barley, herbs and spinach soup

Aash-e Mash – Mung beans and herbs soup

Aash-e Reshteh – Persian noodle soup

Aash-e Sholeh Ghalamkar


Kashk-e Bademjoon—Eggplant-spread with whey and mint

Kashk-e Kadu – Butternut-squash-spread with whey and mint

Mirza Ghasemi – Eggplant spread with eggs

Zeitoon Parvardeh – Olive tapenade with pomegranate


Paloudeh – Cantaloupe smoothie

Sekanjebeen – Mint and vinegar syrup

Sharbat Sekanjebeen – Vinegar and mint syrup Sharbat

Tokhm-e Sharbatie – Sweetened basil seed, rose water, and lime Sharbat


Naan Barbari

Naan Sangak



Cardamom and rose water rice cake

Ferni – Rose water rice pudding

Halva Havij- Carrot halva

Kayk-e Baghlava – Baklava cake

Kayk-e Eshgh – Love cake

Kayk Yazdi – cardamom and rosewater cupcakes

Koloucheh – Fuman style -Sweet pastries with creamy walnut and rosewater filling

Naan-e Berenji – Rice flour cookies with poppy seeds, pistachios, and rosewater

Naan-e Keshmeshi – Rosewater and raisin cookies

Saffron and pear cake with Seville orange and pistachio frosting

Shirini Napoleoni – Napoleons pastry

Sohan Asali – Walnut brittle

Sholeh Zard – Saffron and rosewater rice pudding

Qhotab – Walnut​ ​turnover​ ​pastry​ ​with​ ​cardamom​ ​and​ ​rose​ ​water


Moraba Beh – Quince jam

Moraba Havij – Carrot jam

Moraba Rivas – Rhubarb jam


Kabob Kubideh – Grilled skewered Kebab

Kabob Tabei – Pan-fried kebabs

Kabob Torsh – Kebabs marinated in pomegranate and herbs

Khoresh (stews and braises)

Anar Bij – Meatballs in pomegranate and herb sauce

Khoresh Albaloo – Sour cherry and chicken meatballs in saffron broth

Khoresh Aloo Esfenaj – Spinach and golden plum stew with lamb

Khoresh Bademjan – Eggplant and lamb stew with unripe sour grapes

Khoresh Bademjan – Eggplant stew with chicken

Khoresh Baghala Ghatogh – Butterbeans with poached eggs

Khoresh Bamieh – Okra and beef stew

Khoresh Beh – Beef and yellow split pea stew with quince

Khoresh Bij Bij – Caspian Sea stew with poached eggs

Khoresh Fesenjoon – Chicken in pomegranate and walnut sauce

Khoresh Gheymeh – Beef and yellow split pea stew with roasted potatoes

Khoresh Gheymeh ba Beh – Lamb stew in tomato saffron sauce with caramelized quince

Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi – Beef and fresh herb stew

Khoresh Gojeh Bademjan – Eggplant and tomato stew

Khoresh Gol Kalam – Beef and cauliflower stew

Khoresh Hali Ghuroo – Sour plum stew with poached eggs

Khoresh Hulu – Saffron chicken and peach stew

Khoresh Kadu Halvaee – Butternut squash and golden plum stew

Khoresh Kal-leh Gonjishkie – Petite meatballs in tangy tomato sauce with roasted potatoes

Khoresh Karafs – Celery and beef stew with fresh herbs

Khoresh Maast – Chicken in yogurt sauce with barberries

Mella Ghormeh – Eggplant with herbs and poached eggs

Khoresh Morgh-e Torsh – Chicken in walnuts and herbs sauce

Nargesi – Spinach, parsley and mint saute with poached eggs

Khoresh Nokhodchie – Chickpea and lamb meatballs in tomato-mint sauce

Khoresh Pesteh-ye Kermani – Kerman region chicken and pistachio stew with fresh dill

Khoresh Porteghal – Saffron chicken stew with carrots and oranges

Khoresh Rivas – Beef and herb stew with rhubarb

Khoresh Saak – Lemon herb sauce with carrots and fried eggs

Khoresh Seeb – Beef and yellow split pea stew with apples

Tas Kabob – Meat and vegetable stew

Torsh Tareh – Tangy fresh herb stew with poached eggs

Khoresh Zereshk – Barberry and saffron lamb stew

Kuku (egg based dishes)

Kuku Bademjan – Eggplant kuku with barberries

Kuku Gerdu – Walnut and herb frittata

Kuku Kadu Halva-ee – Butternut squash and walnut kuku patties

Kuku Sabzi – Fresh herb and leek frittata

Kuku Seeb-zamini – Potato kuku


Kufteh Berenji – Rice and fava bean meatballs

Kufteh Pesteh – Meatballs with pistachios and pomegranate


Delal – Caspian Sea herb salt

Kashk – Persian whey sauce


Om’let-e Gojeh Farangi – Tomato omelet


Makaroni – Pasta with tomato and meat sauce


Cotlet – Meat and potato patties

Shami – Herb and meat patties

Shami-e Lapeh – yellow split pea and beef patties


Adas Polo – Turmeric rice with lentils

Albaloo Polo – Sour cherry rice with meatballs

Gishneez Polo – Cilantro rice pilaf

Havij Polo -Saffron rice and carrots

Ghapeli Polo – Rice with beef and garbanzo beans

Javahar Polo – Jeweled rice with saffron chicken

Kabuli Pulao – Afghan rice and carrot pilaf with lamb

Kadu Polo – Butternut squash rice

Kalam Polo Shirazi – Cabbage and rice pilaf with meatballs

Lubia Polo – Rice with green beans and beef

Meygoo Polo – Rice with herbs and prawns

Reshteh Polo – Rice layered with noodles, raisins and dates


Sabzi Polo ba Mahi – Herbed rice pilaf with fish

Shiveed Baghaleh Polo – Fresh fava bean and dill rice pilaf

Tahchin – Crispy saffron rice cake

Zereshk Polo – Saffron barberry rice pilaf

Zireh Polo – Cumin Turmeric Rice Pilaf layered with Chickpeas and Potatoes


Salad Olivieh – Chicken and potato salad

Salad Shirazi – Cucumber and tomato salad with dried mint dressing

Salad-e seeb torsh ba kheeyar – Apple and cucumber salad with fresh herbs and lime


Ghalieh Mahi – Fish in a tamarind and herb sauce

Mahi Shekam Por – Caspian Sea style stuffed fish


Abgoosht – Meat and potato stew with beans

Soup-e Jow – Barley soup

Soup-e Pesteh – Pistachio soup with barberries

Stuffed vegetables and meat

Dast peech-e gusht – Persian meatloaf with fresh herbs and barberries

Dolmeh Barg Mo – Stuffed grape leaves

Dolmeh piaz -Stuffed onions with beef, rice and herbs

Morgh Shekam Por – Saffron-glazed stuffed chicken with fruits and nuts


Borani Laboo – Yogurt with beets

Maast-o Khiar – Yogurt with dried mint, cucumber and raisins

Maast-o Museer – Yogurt with Persian shallots, garlic and mint


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