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Iranian Potato Salad Wrapped in Cucumber Slices
6 years ago

Iranian Potato Salad Wrapped in Cucumber Slices

A few months back I came across a Persian cooking video that left an impression and I could not get it out of my head. I was so impressed with …
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Salad-eh Adas ~ Lentil Salad
6 years ago

Salad-eh Adas ~ Lentil Salad

A couple of weeks ago I was doing some research about the recipe that I will post next week. I was going through Ms. Rosa Montazami’s cookbook to see …
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Zeereh Polow ~ Persian Rice With Cumin Seeds
6 years ago

Zeereh Polow ~ Persian Rice With Cumin Seeds

Persian rice with cumin seeds might come across a bit unusual to some. I was introduced to this polow, Persian mixed rice, during my teenage years. I promise you that …
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Watermelon Lemonade
6 years ago

Watermelon Lemonade

For me watermelons have a strong association to hot summer days and nights in Iran. Who can ever forget the heavy oval deep green watermelons from Iran? Seriously! Remember when …
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Ghooreh ~ Unripe Grape
6 years ago

Ghooreh ~ Unripe Grape

This time of the year you’ll find fresh Ghooreh, unripe grapes, at Persian stores. Many, who are not familiar with how Ghooreh is used in Persian cuisine, are baffled by …
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Borani Bademjan ba Ghojeh Faranghi ~ Eggplant With Tomato Dip
6 years ago

Borani Bademjan ba Ghojeh Faranghi ~ Eggplant With Tomato Dip

Iran Joon is one of my mom’s oldest friends. I have written about her on MPK in the past, specifically in my Sholeh Zard post. Today’s recipe, Borani Bademjan …
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Tokhmeh ~ Seeds
6 years ago

Tokhmeh ~ Seeds

While at the store a couple of days ago, I noticed that a variety of Melons were displayed. Of course I picked one or two from each variety that looked good and smelled them. One in particular smelled sweet and ready to be taken home and enjoyed! Then I moved on to the next set of displayed fruit and knocked on a whole bunch of watermelons until I found the one that Read More

Dolmeh Artishow ~ Persian Stuffed Artichoke
6 years ago

Dolmeh Artishow ~ Persian Stuffed Artichoke

Artichokes are abound at the farmers market this time of the year, therefore, this is the best time to make dolmeh! The large artichokes are certainly very inviting. I am always amazed that many people don’t really know how to eat fresh artichokes or how to cook them. In fact, Read More

Nargesi Esfanaj ~ Persian Spinach & Egg
6 years ago

Nargesi Esfanaj ~ Persian Spinach & Egg

Today’s recipe is Nargesi Esfanaj which translated means Narcissus Spinach. This recipe’s name is inspired by the flower Narcissus.

 Specifically, the name is derived from the type of Narcissus …
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Chai Sheereen Ba Goleh Yas ~ Sweet Jasmine Tea
6 years ago

Chai Sheereen Ba Goleh Yas ~ Sweet Jasmine Tea

I have had a ton of culinary fun with my Jasmine plant this year; I love the added creativity that it has provided in my world. At this point the last few flowers are in full bloom.  This plant is also a reminder of how fortunate I am to have a place where my plant can grow freely. Read More