Sep 10, 2021
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Persian Kotlet – Delicious Breaded Meat Patties

These delicious beef patties are very popular in Iran, sort of our equivalent of meatloaf or rissoles. It was one of my favourite comfort foods growing up and I still enjoy them just as much. Kotlet are comprised of a simple combination of ingredients – similar in some ways to a classic meatball mixture. Russians […]

Mar 15, 2016
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Persian Baked Chicken with Saffron & Barberries

I must confess that this baked chicken is not a traditional Persian dish but rather my own invention.  When I’m cooking a Persian meal for a large crowd I like to serve a variety of Khoresht (meat based stews) along with Persian steamed basmati rice and I often feel that a poultry dish of some description would […]

Feb 25, 2016
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Persian Cooking Classes

For those of you located in Sydney, I am excited to announce that I will be conducting Persian cooking classes at my home in the Eastern Suburbs starting in April.  This has been on my wish list for such a long time and I can’t wait to get hands on with you and share my […]

Feb 9, 2016
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Kookoo Goosht – Persian Meat Frittata

Kookoo are a popular Persian meal or snack and are best described as a kind of Frittata. You can get a vast variety of different kookoo, one of the most popular being kookoo sabzi which is made with copious amounts of fresh herbs and eggs and is nearly always on the menu for Persian New Year […]

Jul 16, 2014
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Khoresht Bogoli – Persian Lamb & Broad Bean Stew

This is another one of my favourite khoresht. I adore broad beans and Persian food uses them in a number of different applications. In this slow braised stew the broad beans have been teamed with dill which is just one of those natural pairings and a match made in heaven. As far as Khoresht go […]

Feb 6, 2014
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Shirin Polow – Persian Festive Rice With Saffron Poached Chicken

This would have to be one of my all time favourite Persian meals. It’s sometimes referred to as jewelled rice because of it’s wonderfully colourful appearance and it’s usually served as a celebratory meal on special occasions such as weddings. The ingredients used in making shirin polow can vary from household to household with a […]

Jul 17, 2013
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Khoresht Bamieh – Persian Braised Lamb & Okra Stew

Okra, or ladies fingers as they’re sometimes called, is a vegetable that’s not often seen outside of the Middle East/India and, strangely enough, in the Southern United States where it’s used in such dishes as gumbo. Some people find the texture a little off-putting, referring to them as “slimy” but I prefer to think of […]