Bademjan means “eggplant” in Farsi (otherwise known as Persian, the language spoken Iran). This stew works fantastically with Persian rice (Polo) and is a dish which can be modified for vegetarians very easily. Such comfort food–everyone will enjoy this dish.
One of my favorite Iranian soups! This is a hearty and filling vegetarian soup that is enjoyed by many Iranians. You can use dried beans and cook them yourself; however, I use canned beans to save time. Personally, I don't think this dish is complete without the traditional ingredients of reshteh and kashk. Reshteh is an Iranian noodle that is similar to fettuccine, and can be found at most middle eastern markets. Kashk is whey, which can be purchased at middle eastern markets too. This can be substituted with sour cream; however, you are totally missing the full flavor of this dish if you do so. From My Persian Kitchen.
This dish exists because I couldn't find out what the greens in Gormeh Sabzi (a Persian Stew) are. Thanks to the internet I do know now, but meanwhile I turned it into a dish that I actually prefer to the real thing. And this is it. :-)
Adapted from the Best of Baghdad Cooking by Daisy Imy. Modified from a fried patty recipe to baked meatballs. If you don't like lamb, substitute beef, turkey, chicken or buffalo or use the lamb in combination. The basturma was served along with basic chelo, Recipe #453533, Recipe #444419 and lightly steamed vegetables.
This is a snack served in middle eastern markets. It is known as the dukkah, the poor man's dinner, and perfect travel food. You can serve this as described or instead of the pitas you can serve with balls of soft cheese, sliced tomatoes, or cucumbers. Keeps well also unrefridgerated.
From today's "Thursday" magazine; this is the winning recipe of the week. It is a spicy hot yet almost sweet and sour curry, which comprises wither mutton or chicken combined with lentils. It is originally a Persian dish. My dad loves this dish alot:)