Ash-e-reshteh

  Ingredients ½ cup chickpeas ½ cup kidney beans ½ cup navy beans ½ cup lentils 1 bunch chopped fresh parsley 3 bunches chopped scallion (or scallions) ½ lb chopped fresh spinach ½ lb linguini noodles (or persian reshteh noodles if you can get them) 3 tablespoons butter 2 large sliced onions 1 tablespoon dried mint 1 cup plain yogurt (or kashk, or persian whey if you can get it) 2 teaspoons turmeric 1 salt 1 fresh ground pepper...
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Persian Roulette

Ingredients (serves 6 people): 5 eggs 5 tablespoons sugar Powdered Sugar–desired amount 1 to 1.5 tablespoons vanilla oil 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4.5-5 tablespoons flour heavy whipping cream –enough to use inside the roll and outside the roll Directions: Cake Place foil in a 13...
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Pomegranate Walnut Braised Chicken

  Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) walnut halves 2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper 3 cups unsweetened 100% pure pomegranate juice 3 tablespoons...
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Shirin Polow

  Ingredients: 500 grams basmati or long-grain rice 800 grams chicken 2 spoons butter 50 grams almonds 50 grams pistachios 100 grams orange peel 500 grams sugar two large onions 1/2 teaspoon saffron cooking oil salt & black pepper Directions: Soak rice in warm water...
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Gheymeh Recipe

Ingredients: (feeds 4-6 people) .5 lb Stew meat- cut into very tiny pieces 1 medium onion – chopped up 1 large potato 1 cup yellow split peas oil salt/pepper turmeric 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 dried lime (limoo amani) and/or dried lime powder (I used...
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Persian Poached Pears

Ingredients 4 large Bosc pears 1 cup water 1 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons honey 4 dried apricots 2 (3 x 1/2-inch) lemon rind strips 1 (3-inch) piece vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 whole clove 4 reduced-calorie vanilla wafers, crushed 5 tablespoons coarsely chopped pistachios, toasted and...
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Persian Tomato Omelette

Ingredients •  3 medium ripe tomatoes, finely chopped •  3 garlic cloves, finely chopped •  1 small onion, finely chopped •  3 tablespoons olive oil •  3 eggs •  1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder •  3 tablespoons crushed tomatoes (if you use Persian crushed tomatoes,    ...
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How to brew Persian Tea

Directions All you need is a nice teapot, loose tea, and a pinch of rose petals. Using a mesh tea infuser to keep the leaves from going onto the cup.  It isn’t necessary, though. Place a couple of generous pinches of loose tea and one pinch...
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Persian Chicken Salad Recipe

  Ingredients 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts 4-6 hard boiled eggs 4-6 medium potatoes, boiled 1 small can of peas (or 1/2 package of frozen peas) 4-6 dill pickles, shreaded without juice 1/2 medium onion, chopped (optional) 1/2 cup mayonaisse sliced pickles and olives...
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