Culture of Iran

Like the Persian Rug that exhibits numerous colors and forms in a dazzling display of warmth and creativity, Persian culture is the glue that bonds the peoples of western and central Asia. The Caucasus and Central Asia occupy an important place in the historical geography...
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History of the Persian Empire

History of the Persian Empire Until the sixth century BC, they were a people shrouded in mystery. Living in the area east of the Mesopotamian region, the Persians were a disparate group of Indo-European tribes, some nomadic, some settled, that were developing their own culture...
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How to Make Zulbia

Zulbia or zoolbia, is made up of fried dough and then covered with syrup (honey or melted sugar) You will need: flour, 500 grams yogurt (not-skim), 150 grams sugar, 200 grams cooking oil rose-water, 2-3 spoons Directions: Mix flour, 1-2 spoons of sugar, and water,...
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Doogh – A Yogurt Based Drink

The traditional drink accompanying Iranian dishes is called doogh. Doogh is a combination of yogurt, water (or soda) and dried mint. Doogh, also called dugh, shlombay, sheneena (used by Iraqi Arabs), mastao (Used by Kurds), abdug, or tahn (the last two mostly by Armenians) and...
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Eslaamboli Polow Recipe

Eslaamboli Polow is a Persian dish with rice, ground meat and tomato paste, it is sometimes called Eslamboli Polow as well. This Eslaamboli Polow recipe Makes 4 Servings You will need: * 500 grams of rice * 400 grams ground lamb or beef * 4...
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Aash-e Reshteh Recipe

You will need: Reshteh, 400 grams (reshteh is similar to spaghetti in shape and should be obtained in Iran or from an Iranian store) Herbs (parsley, spinach, dill, coriander, and spring-onion ends, in equal amounts), 1 kg Chick-peas, 150 grams Black-eye beans, 150 grams Lentils,...
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Persepolis

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid dynasty. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. In contemporary Persian, the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid)...
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