Special Ingredients

Iranian-Style Crusty Baked Pasta with Beef Ragu (macaroni/makaroni)

Iranian-Style Crusty Baked Pasta with Beef Ragu (macaroni/makaroni)

If you ask any Iranian child about the foods that they love, “macaroni” will be one of the top five. What we call macaroni/makaroni is a comforting dish to many grown-ups too. But Iranian macaroni has no resemblance to Italian macaroni or the American macaroni-cheese. […]

Persian Dried Fruit Compote (khooshab)

Persian Dried Fruit Compote (khooshab)

How about a very healthy and natural dessert/snack recipe that takes only minutes to put together? Did I hear yes? YES! Here we go then! This soaked dried fruit┬ádessert┬árecipe is really, really simple: You choose the dried fruit you like, you throw them in a […]

Hot and Garlicky Fermented Red Cabbage Pickle (shoor-e kalam ghermez)

Hot and Garlicky Fermented Red Cabbage Pickle (shoor-e kalam ghermez)

The garlicky fermented red cabbage pickle recipe I’m sharing with you today makes very crunchy and deliciously tangy pickles. Who doesn’t like a bit of crunch in their salad, wrap or sandwich? I definitely do and always have a few jars of crunchy pickles around […]



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