Iranian Food recipes

sambose
Samosa (sambose) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Ground meat: 200 grams
  • Tomato: 2 medium ones
  • Onion: a medium one
  • Bread: a Lavash bread
  • Salt, pepper, turmeric, tomato puree: as much as you prefer
Directions:

Prepare the fried onion and add the turmeric plus meat to the pan. Roast the combination for some minutes and then add the tomato puree, salt, pepper, and some water to the pan. Now, wait until meat cooks. Dice the potato in small sizes and roast it together with meat. Some may like to add chopped parsley, barberry, or other herbs to the meal; it depends on your desire, and you can try different types. You have to wait until the paste becomes cold. Now you can wrap the paste in lavash bread. Cut bread in the size of 15 to 7 centimeters. It’s better to use soft and flexible pieces of bread for this meal. Tie the bottom of each piece so that you have pieces with a length of 14 centimeters. Now the pieces have an edge in the bottom. Tie the bread again in a way that the bottom shapes to a triangle form. Now you can shape bread the same as a cone, which you can put the ingredients in it. Fill the cone with paste, and wrap the bread. Now the paste covers by bread and you can roast them easily. If this instrument is a little difficult for you, then you can roll the bread around the paste and tie both ends. This food is very yummy and we suggest you try it right now!

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min
khoreshte karafs
Celery stew (khoreshte karafs) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Meat: 300 grams
  • Celery: a medium one
  • Chopped vegetables (mint and parsley (: 400 grams
  • Salt, pepper, turmeric, lemon juice: as much as you desire
Directions:

Prepare the fried onion and add the turmeric. Fry the minced meats in fried onion and add some water. Expect the food to become half-cooked. Chop the celery stalks in the size of a knuckle and fry in oil for a little while. Here, fry the chopped vegetable in a separate pan. Add the chopped vegetable and celery to the meat and wait until the stew becomes ready. In the end, depending on your favor, add some lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Have a beautiful day!

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 55 min
joje kabab
Saffron chicken kebab (joje kabab) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Chicken pieces: 400 grams
  • Onion: a medium one
  • Tomato: 4 firm tomatoes
  • Salt, pepper, and saffron, olive oil: as much as you need
Directions:

Chop the chicken and soak it in melted saffron, salt, pepper, and olive oil for a whole day. Now use skewers for grilling the chicken and tomatoes. Serve the food with rice or bread. Enjoy it!

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 65 min
zereshk polo ba morgh
Barberry Rice with Chicken (zereshk polo ba morgh) Recipe
Serves: 4 Course: Main Difficulty: Easy Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Chicken: 4 pieces
  • Rice: 4 cups
  • Barberry: a quarter of a cup
  • Onion: a medium one
  • Tomato puree: a tablespoon
  • Salt. Turmeric, pepper, saffron: as much as you need
Directions:

Prepare the fried onion and add the turmeric. Fry the chicken in it and, in the end, fry the tomato puree in the oil. Add a few amounts of water with some saffron, salt and pepper and expect until the chicken cooks on low heat. Wash the barberry and then fry it in butter. If you are one of those who prefer the sweet meal, then you can add a few amounts of sugar solved in water and spread it on the rice. After draining the rice, you can garnish it with barberry and saffron. By sure, this meal will become one of your favorite ones!

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 60 min
sib polo
Rice and potato (sib polo) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Rice: 3 cups
  • Potato: 2 or 3 medium potato
  • Fillet of lamb or chicken: 4 pieces
  • Salt, pepper, dried dill: as much as you need
Directions:

This cuisine will cook either with drained or undrained rice. If you prefer the drained one, then you must peel the potatoes and dice them in small sizes. Pour the drained rice in the boiled water, and after a few minutes, add the diced potatoes and wait for five more minutes. Now drain the rice and blend it with some dried dill and then steam the combination. The recipe is just like the “baghala polo.” If you prefer to cook it in an undrained form, you need to place the rice in a pot and add the salt with a little amount of oil. When there was a less amount of water, then add the dried dill and cook the rice entirely. The baked meat or chicken will blend with rice while serving the meal. Enjoy it!

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 50 min
khoreshte khalal badam
Stew of almond slivers (khoreshte khalal badam) Recipe
Serves: 4 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Lamb: 300 grams
  • Almond slivers: 150 grams
  • Barberry:  half a cup
  • Tomato puree: 2 tablespoons
  • Butter: 25 grams
  • Onion: 1 piece
  • Salt, pepper, saffron: as much as you need
Directions:

Prepare the fried onion and add the turmeric. Roast the meat in the oil. The meat of this stew must dice in the same size as a food named “gheimeh.” When the meat turns to a proper color, add the tomato puree and roast it for some extra minutes. Add some water and bake it on low heat. Soak the almond slivers for half an hour and then drain it. Now add the steamed saffron to the almond slivers. This will change the taste and color of the slivers. After adding the almond slivers to the meats, now wash the barberry and fry with butter. Now add the barberry to the stew and wait for half an hour until the stew becomes ready. The stew must be a little juicy. The barberry that they use in this meal is a specific kind of black color, and you cannot use the type used for barberry juice. If the black kind is not in hand, then you can use other kinds except the juicy ones.

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 50 min
ashe mast
Yogurt pottage (ashe mast) Recipe
Serves: 4 Course: Main Difficulty: Easy Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Rice: a cup
  • Dough: 3 litters
  • Garlic: 4 cloves
  • Salt, pepper: as much as you need
Directions:

Cook the rice with a desired amount of water. After that, when the water vaporizes entirely, then add the dough. At this moment, you have to stir the mix permanently; otherwise, the dough may fail. After a while, grate or hammer the garlic and add the outcome to the pottage. Measure the salt and pepper. Now the meal is ready to serve. They usually serve this meal with local butter. Start the cooking of this wonderful meal right now!

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 50 min
kashke piaz
Onion whey (kashke piaz) Recipe
Serves: 2 Course: Main Difficulty: Easy Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Whey: 1 cup
  • Onion: 2 medium ones
  • Walnut: 3 fresh ones
Directions:

Soak the whey and when it softens as well as it can, grate it with onion walnuts. This food, as a healthy one, usually serves for breakfast or dinner. Enjoy this easy-making meal!

Prep. Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 40 min
khoreshte meygo
Stew of shrimp (khoreshte meygo) Recipe
Serves: 2 Course: Main Difficulty: Easy Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Shrimp: 200 grams
  • Potato: 3 medium ones
  • Onion: 1 piece
  • Garlic: 3 cloves
  • Salt, turmeric, pepper, tomato puree: as much as you need
Directions:

Prepare the fried onion and chop the garlic cloves. Add garlic and turmeric and roast the mixture. Add the shrimp and roast the ingredients again. After cooking the shrimp, roast the tomato puree until the color turns to a desired one. Here you must add a sufficient amount of water and wait until the shrimp cooks on medium heat. Roast the sliced potatoes in another pan. After measuring the salt and pepper, serve them in a dish and garnish it with the fried potatoes.

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min
abgoshte sib va alo
Broth of apple and plum (abgoshte sib va alo) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Chop meat: 300 grams
  • Apple: 3 medium ones
  • Plum: 300 grams of fresh plum
  • Pea and bean: 2 cups
  • Sour grape juice: a cup
  • Onion: 1 piece
  • Tomato puree: a tablespoon
  • Salt, turmeric, pepper, sugar: as much as you need
Directions:

Prepare the fried onion and season with turmeric. Roast the meat in the same pan. Now add the grains with a glass of water. Wait until the meat and grains cook thoroughly, pull out the plum core and cut them with apples. Add salt, pepper, tomato puree and sugar to the broth. This act will help the food to become tasty. You can add more sugar, depends on your desire and it will help you to have a sour-sweet meal.

Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 50 min
khoreshte holo
Stew of peach (khoreshte holo) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Lamb: 300 grams
  • Chopped vegetable (basil, parsley, savory, a few amounts of tarragon): 400 grams
  • Unripe peach:  2 medium ones
  • Prune: 150 grams
  • Sour grape juice: 200 grams
  • Onion: 2 medium ones
  • Salt, pepper, turmeric: as much as you need
Directions:

Prepare the fried onion and add turmeric. Mince the meat and roast it in the oil. Add some water and expect until the meat cooks. While you are waiting for the meat, you can chop some vegetables and roast in the oil. Cut the peaches and roast in the oil. Now add the vegetable, prune, and sour grape juice to the meat, and measure the salt and saffron. Now, wait for the stew to boil. After a little while, your meal is ready to serve.

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 55 min
ghalieh kado
Stew of butternut squash (ghalieh kado) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Butternut squash: a medium one
  • Red beans: a cup
  • Mung: 1.5 cups
  • Onion: 3 medium ones
  • Flour: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt, turmeric, pepper: as much as you need
Directions:

Bake the red bean and add the mung until they turn to half-cooked grains. It’s better to peel the mung if it is possible. Chop the butternut squash in small sizes and then add the mung and beans and wait for them to cook and squash on medium heat. Slice the onion in small quantities and roast in the oil. Now add salt, pepper and turmeric for seasoning the food. If the butternut squash is not as sweet as you want, then you may add a spoon of sugar. The thickness of the stew must be the same as a food named “kashke bademjan.” Enjoy this delicious meal!

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 50 min
khoreshte gheimeh yazdi
Stew of gheimeh yazdi (khoreshte gheimeh yazdi) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Onion: 2 pieces
  • Lamb: 300 grams
  • Pea: 1 cup
  • Turmeric: 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato puree: 2 tablespoons
  • Dried lime: 2 pieces
  • Salt, turmeric, pepper, cardamom powder: as much as you need
Directions:

Soak the pea since the last night. Peel the peas at this moment and bisect them, like split peas; now chop the onion and roast in the oil. Mince the meat here and add to the pot and roast for a while in oil. Now add the tomato puree and roast again until the color becomes suitable. Place the pot on the low fire and add some water. Wait until the meat becomes half cooked. Add the pea, dried lime and turmeric and expect it until the pea and meat cook and the stew becomes ready. In the last step, cardamom powder (optional), salt and turmeric will add to the stew and it will boil for a few extra minutes. Enjoy it!

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 55 min
Ash-e Khiyar Chambar
Armenian cucumber Pottage (Ash-e Khiyar Chambar)
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Lamb: 300 grams
  • Wheat frumenty: 2 cups
  • Cucumber: 400 grams
  • Lentil: 1 cup
  • Onion: 2 onions
  • Salt, turmeric, pepper, and garlic, and mint, whey: as much as you need
Directions:

Prepare some fried onion, then add the turmeric plus lentil and wait for them to cook. Add the wheat frumenty in this step and wait for the frumenty to cook. Here you need to hammer the boneless meat that has been baked previously. Add the smashed meat to the pottage. Chop the cucumbers and roast in the oil. Add them with the desired amount of salt, pepper and fried garlic to the pottage. Serve the pottage with the fried mind; you can use whey as your flavoring. Have fun!

Prep. Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min
ashe shore zanjan
Sour pottage of zanjan (ashe shore zanjan) Recipe
Serves: 3 Course: Main Difficulty: Medium Cuisine: Iranian Food
Ingredients:
  • Pea and Pinto bean: half a cupful
  • Lentil: half a cupful
  • Carrot: 2 fresh ones
  • Red beet: 1 piece
  • Turnip: 1 piece
  • Vegetables (spinach or Chard (: half a kilogram
  • Potato: 2 fresh ones
  • Ground meat: 200 grams
  • Onion: 2 medium ones
  • Plum: a cupful
  • Apricot:  half a kilogram
  • Ground Hazelnuts and ground walnut: 1 tablespoon of each
  • Vinegar: half a cup
  • Salt, turmeric, pepper: as much as you prefer
Directions:

Bake the peas and beans and add the lentil. Wait for them to cook and then bake the diced carrot, diced turnip, and diced red beet separately. Now add them to the grains. Here you need to chop the spinach and then dice the potato. Add these two ingredients to the pottage. Grate an onion and knead it with the ground meat, so that you could make some meatballs from the paste. Now roast the paste with fried onion, fried garlic, walnut powder, and hazelnut powder. Put the outcome in the pottage, and for the last step, put the dried apricot sheets and plum in the pottage and left it to boil for just a few extra ones. If you add the dried apricot and plum soon, they may melt more than you need. Some may use dried sour cherry in the pottage. Sip the salt and pepper and add more if you need it. While you are going to serve the meal, you can add a few amounts of vinegar and grape juice to make it more sour-sweet. Here you are at the moment of eating of an unforgettable meal.

Recommended Video:
Prep. Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 60 min

 

Homemade Iranian Recipes

Life is too short to eat boring lunches. We have rounded up our all-time best recipes for your viewing and cooking pleasure.
There are a lot of delicious foods in Iran that it works magic with so many different ingredients. We have provided directions, videos, and pictures of homemade Iranian recipes for you to enjoy it.

TORONTO

(Head Office)

15 Northtown Way #21,Toronto, ON M2N 7A2

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM

VANCOUVER

121 15th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2P7

Hours:
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Every day