Khoresh Porteghal – Chicken and saffron stew with carrots and oranges

خورش پرتقال

This stew is a great representation of a dish in a culture that loves its fruits with their tart and sweet flavors! The chicken is cooked slowly with Persian spices (advieh), layered with carrots and saffron, and finished off with fresh orange segments before serving.

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Baghlava

Persian Baklava

باقلوا

Iranian baklava showcases layers of flaky pastry with nuts, sweetened with a fragrant and buttery syrup of rose water and cardamom.  Typical nuts for baklava are pistachios, almonds, and walnuts.  I have also made this baklava with orange blossom water.

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