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Persian Turmeric Rice with Split Fava Beans (dampokhtak)

Persian Turmeric Rice with Split Fava Beans (dampokhtak)

I wasn’t a big fan of dampkhtak when I was a child probably because it didn’t have meat in it or come with a stew as most other Persian rice dishes do. Grown-ups┬áhad it with sharp, vinegary pickles (torshi) which are not a child’s thing. […]

Persian Jewelled Rice with Lamb (Gheymeh Nesar)

Persian Jewelled Rice with Lamb (Gheymeh Nesar)

It’s amazing how the Persian cuisine has been catching on in the western world in the past few years. There are now tens or maybe even more lovely Persian jewelled rice recipes in English out there. I was surprised though when I checked for the […]

Persian-Inspired Quinoa with Smoked Trout

Persian-Inspired Quinoa with Smoked Trout

How about a Persian-inspired warm quinoa recipe today? Only a few years ago I hadn’t even heard the name of quinoa but now I regularly cook with it. What makes it really great to cook with is that it can be used pretty much in […]



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