Persian/Iranian Food Recipes


One of the great joys in my life is cooking, especially Persian dishes. One time a friend asked me if it was the actual cooking that I liked so much or the taste of the food. Truth be told I couldn't decide which one I enjoyed best.

I don't know when I first fell in love with Persian cuisine. It may have been when I visited a Persian restaurant and had Shirin Polo for the first time. I'll never forget my first taste of this chicken and rice dish, sweet with candied orange and carrots and studded with pistachios and almonds.

Some of the ingredients used in Persian cooking are Pistachios ~ Saffron ~ Dried Limes ~ Cinnamon ~ Apricots ~ Cardamom ~ Dates ~ Almonds ~Pomegranates ~ Rose water .

These ingredients are combined with rice and meat, vegetables and herbs. I don't think there is a more romantic cuisine in the world.

I am still trying to perfect my Persian "tah dig" or "tadiq", which is the crispy layer of rice that forms in the bottom of the pot when the rice is perfectly cooked.

I am always thrilled to cook Persian dishes for my family and friends. These are some of my favorites. All of these easy to print recipes come from trusted sources and many include helpful Cooks Tips.

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Persian/Iranian Recipes

Cheese and Walnut Dip
Fesenjan (Chicken in Walnut Pomegranate Sauce)
Lamb with Persian Rhubarb Sauce
Orange & Saffron Butter Cookies
Persian Carrots (glazed carrots)
Persian Chicken Kebabs with Saffron
Persian Green Beans & Rice (Lubia Polo)
Persian Love Cake
Persian Sweet Rice, Shirin Polo
Sumac Chicken with Bread Salad


Tasty & Easy Green Bean Recipes

Armenian Green Beans with Ground Meat and Tomatoes (Fassoulia
Blanched Green Beans
Cream of Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Fried Green Beans
Dilly Green Beans Recipe - Canning Recipe
Ginger Garlic Green Beans
Greek Green Beans
Greek Potatoes and Green Beans
Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Green Beans a'la Waterman's
Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine (with a hint of lemon)
Green Beans Almondine (with an Asian flair)
Green Beans Almondine (with mushrooms)
Green Beans and Prosciutto Pasta Salad
Green Bean Casserole (Campbell's)
Green Bean Casserole (Cook's Illustrated)
Green Beans, Endive & Boston Lettuce Salad
Green Beans in Sour Cream & Tomato Sauce
Green Beans Provençal, Chef Simone Beck
Green Beans Provençal, Cooking Light
Green Bean Salad, Dill, Parsley & Savory
Green Bean Salad, Feta & Pecans
Green Bean Salad, Soy Glazed Almonds, Cilantro
Green Beans with Coconut
Green Beans with Ginger Butter
Green Beans with Onion Paste (Madhur Jaffrey)
Green Beans with Roman Mustard
Green Beans with Shallots
Italian Green Beans (St. Anna Beans)
Lemon Green Bean & Celery Salad
Oven Roasted Green Beans
Pears with Green Beans & Bacon
Persian Green Beans & Rice (Lubia Polo)
Sautéed Green Beans with Hazelnut Crumbs
Sesame & Portobello Green Beans

Sicilian Green Bean & Fennel Salad (Cooking Light)
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Pork & Chilies
Sweet & Sour Green Beans
Thai Green Beans (Cooking Light)
Three Bean Salad Recipe
White Bean, Green Bean & Red Bell Pepper Salad


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