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
~ 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
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.