Aash Reshteh – Persian noodle soup

Aash has always been front and center in Persian cuisine. This is a Persian term used to describe a thick style of soup that often combines a variety of beans, grains, sometimes noodles, herbs, spices, and meat. This is Aash Reshteh, one of the most popular and well-loved members of the Aash family, which has nearly…

Abgoosht – Meat and potato stew with beans

Abgoosht is the original Persian rustic “one pot meal” that dates back to centuries ago when simple ingredients were gathered and thrown in a pot to accompany tougher cuts of meat that needed to cook for a long time. Nowadays, with easy access to a wide range of ingredients, this once modest dish has become…

Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi -Beef and fresh herb stew

This is Ghormeh Sabzi, by many accounts Iran’s national dish! Yes, there are Fesenjoon, Khoresht-e Bademjan, and Zereshk Polo, and a myriad of other stews and rice dishes, not to mention a long list of Kebabs. But there is something so very special about Ghormeh Sabzi. To learn about this dish is to learn some…

Aash-e Sholeh Ghalamkar – Hearty beans and rice stew with beef and herbs

What looks like a soup or a stew, but is neither? It is Aash! Aash is a slow-cooked Persian dish that combines a variety of beans, grains, sometimes noodles, herbs, spices, and meat. Its texture most resembles a thick soup. Aash is quite versatile and has many variations. It can be a comfort food, but…

Aash-e Jow – Barley, herbs and spinach stew with whey and mint sauce

Aash has always been front and center in Persian cuisine. This is a Persian term used to describe a thick style of soup that often combines a variety of beans, grains, sometimes noodles, herbs, spices, and meat. Aash-e Jow is a hearty Persian barley stew prepared by slowly cooking beans and grains with an abundance…