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5 Top Persian Food

January 9, 2022 0 Comments persian-foods

5 top Persian food that you should try when travelling to Iran


       1 – Abgoosht

Abgoosht or Abgusht is a one-pot comfort food that is a rustic dish with wholesome ingredients.  This stew has been enjoyed by our Persian ancestors over the centuries and still remains as one of the most popular meals in Persian cuisine. Abgoosht means “meat broth” word by word, but it is so much more! It is a delightful combination of the most tender meat and potatoes plus, vegetables, spices, and legumes. To serve Abgoosht, use a slotted spoon to transfer the meat and vegetables to a serving platter. Then pour the broth over pieces of toasted flat bread in a bowl. Enjoy Abgoosht, this traditional healthy dish, with fresh herbs (Sabzi Khordan), raw wedges of onions, Torshi (pickled vegetables) and toasted Sangak (Persian flat bread) or wedges of pita bread. You might also enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Persian tea after this wholesome traditional meal for a total Persian experience! (Persian Mama).


     2 – Khoresht-e Ghormeh Sabzi (Herb Stew)

There are three essential elements to this khoresh, or stew, which is often called Iran’s national dish. First, the sweet, pungent flavor of dried or fresh fenugreek leaves defines the stew, which simply isn’t the same without it. Likewise, Omani limes (also known as dried Persian limes) add a distinct aged sourness that is vital to the dish. Finally, the classic Persian technique of sautéing a mountain of finely minced herbs lends character and complexity to the foundation of the stew. Don’t be afraid to really cook down the herbs until quite dark and dry; this step is essential to concentrate their flavor.


     3 – Khoresht-e Gheymeh

The word gheymeh comes from how the meat is cut into small cubes in this recipe and unlike other Persian khoreshs that have larger chunks of meat, Gheymeh meat is usually cut into about one inch cubes. Traditionally Gheymeh is made with lamb or beef but due to the recent interest in using white meat instead of the red meat some people may choose to use cubed chicken breast instead which involves a slightly different preparation than the lamb or beef. The traditional presentation of Khoresh Gheymeh is like the below picture with fried saffron potato wedges on top.   Enjoy this mouthwatering khoresh over Aromatic Rice or White Rice. (Persian Mama).


     4 – Baghali Polo Ba Mahicheh (Rice with Broad Beans and Lamb Shank)

Baghali Polo Ba Mahiche is one of the fanciest Persian dishes ever. If you have ever been to any special Persian ceremony or occasion like wedding ceremonies, you would have seen this Persian rice with broad beans and lamb shank on the food table. Baghali Polo Ba Mahiche is a traditional Persian dish that is made by lamb shanks and rice steamed with broad beans and dill. The dish is such delicious that you would not resist trying it for repetitive times. Making baghali polo ba mahiche needs patience and time.

Baghali Polo Ba Mahiche                    

     5 – Tahchin Morgh( Crispy Persian Saffron Rice Cake)

Tahchin morgh is one of the most spectacular Persian cuisine, which has all the unique features of Persian foods. Beautiful color and the wonderful aroma of saffron, red barberries and tahdig! Tahchin can be cooked with different recipes, but the most famous type is the tahchin morgh, which is usually cooked without an oven. Eggs, yogurt, and saffron are required in order to make tahchin morgh recipe in addition to rice and chicken. If you use butter instead of oil, tahchin will be much more delicious. An important point that keeps your tahchin shape is the right portion of egg and yogurt in the recipe. In this recipe eggs make the rice cake take the shape of a dish, and yogurt eliminates the smell of eggs.

Tahchin morgh                  

The Iranian food tour is one of the situation that providing knowing the culture of Iran. Tourists participating in these tours, can walk in local and traditional markets for providing the necessary cooking materials. In addition, they can have a meal with the Iranian people too. The group of Iranian food tours starts from Tehran and continues to Gilan, Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz provinces. It generally covers the whole of Iran. A2ZIRANFOODTOURS has provided an opportunity for those who are not interested in cooking, try different street foods and Iranian restaurants.

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