Persian Cuisine

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    Dec 10, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    Anyone know how to cook Persian cuisine? Like i was watching Globe trekker, then i was watching shahs of sunset and saw the family cooking and the food looked damn good. Whats a easy beginners Persian dish that i can possibly make?
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    Dec 10, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
    I know about about Tajik food. Tajiks are very similar to Persians, so they have a great deal in common. I had a chance to eat a Tajik restaurant in Moscow some years ago. I had Tajik-style plov/palaf, which is a rice dish common throughout Central Asia. Another was qurutob, a big bowl of very salty cheese that you put on flat bread.
  • calibro

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    Dec 10, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    persian food bores me
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    Dec 10, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    Classic Persian recipe:
    http://www.tigersandstrawberries.com/2005/07/01/persian-cherry-pilaf/
  • RaggedyMan

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    Dec 10, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    Jujeh kabob. Pretty much just seasoned chicken kabob. They usually have those spice combos available at any small middle eastern store.
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    Dec 10, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidAnyone know how to cook Persian cuisine? Like i was watching Globe trekker, then i was watching shahs of sunset and saw the family cooking and the food looked damn good. Whats a easy beginners Persian dish that i can possibly make?


    Hard to know what one means by "easy" to make. If you read a recipe and follow it food usually comes out exactly as it should, it's not rocket science (which I assume is more than just reading and following directions). Just make sure that you read the recipe a couple times before you decide to make the dish, so that you understand it, have the ingredients, and have the time and know what to expect to avoid problems/misunderstandings.

    Two of my favorites (below) have multiple recipes on-line as well as YouTube videos.

    Fesenjān is a dish in Persian cuisine and Mesopotamian cuisine. It is a thick, tart poultry stew made with pomegranate juice and ground walnuts (or almonds). Depending on the ingredients, it can have sweet or sour taste. It is served with Persian rice.

    Persian Rice - has a golden browned crusty layer of rice that forms at the bottom of the pot is considered the most treasured part of this Middle Eastern classic. Just make sure to follow the recipe carefully so that the bottom becomes golden and crusty - not charred. Some versions use potato at the bottom of the pot.
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    Dec 10, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
    not a fan of their rice but their breads seem appealing..
  • Sportsfan1

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    Dec 10, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    All this posting about food made me hungry. Fortunately there many fine middle eastern places to eat around here. Love the chicken kabobs.
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    Dec 10, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    Sabzi polo is very good. Not as easy a jujeh kabob but worth the trouble of making it. My mother makes it the old fashion way but I followed this recipe and it was pretty awesome. Easier but you must not forget the Tamarind paste. You can also make it with lamp meat instead of fish but both are very good. And if you make it with halal meat it's even better.



    Bon appétit !