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Caramelized Sugar Candy

My family likes to eat this sugar candy in the evening with a freshly brewed cup of Persian tea.  Simple ingredients, easy to make, just the right amount of sweetness. A must-try dessert!

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Persian Baklava

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Baklava is a buttery, flaky and sweet Persian dessert. Use chopped pistachios for a traditional dessert. Chopped walnuts add a warmer and more holiday-style taste. Delicious treat!

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Pomegranate (anar)

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Anar season is the best time of year. Typically starting in September, with the top harvest in mid-October, pomegranate season is when you can get delicious, sweet and tart pomegranates at your local grocery market. Trader Joe’s carries them as well, but they tend to be smaller and less juicy.  I’ve seen the best quality pomegranates at Persian markets and even at Costco.

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Koobideh Kabob

Koobideh Kabob is the most common and widespread version of all Persian kabobs.  It is grilled on wide, flat metal skewers (available at your local Middle Eastern market or purchase online).  Traditionally served with a side of Basmati rice and a grilled tomato.  Keep it healthy and pair with Shirazi salad or sabzi khordan!

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Joojeh (Chicken) Kabob

Joojeh (chicken) kabob is marinated in fresh lemon juice and saffron and then grilled on an open flame or charcoal grill.  Made boneless (bedooneh ostokhoon) or with bones (boh ostokhoon), joojeh kabob goes well with basmati rice or any flavored rice dish – my favorite is with zereshk polo!

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Fesenjoon (Walnut and Pomegranate) Stew

Khoreshteh Fesenjoon is one of the most popular and hearty of all Persian stews.  It is made with ground walnuts, pomegranate molasses and chicken – an unusual but delicious combination that blends tart and sweet flavors for an exotic treat.  Best served with saffron basmati rice topped or on top of tadeegh (crispy rice).  A family favorite!

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Baghali (Lima Bean) Polo

Baghali (Lima Bean) Polo is a colorful and delicious dish made with basmati rice, lima beans and dill weed. It can be served with lamb shank or baked chicken.

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Welcome to my website!  Here I will post photos, tutorials and recipes along with cultural relevancy of Persian cuisine.  Enjoy!

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