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So how many of you often avoid Persian food because you don't know what's on the plate? Well, worry no more! Below are 4 dishes that all Persian people know and love. That means that you can learn all about them and start to enjoy them too!
  1. Fesenjoon
Plain English: Not available What is it made of? -Ground walnuts -Diced onions -Balls of ground meat -Stewed pomegranate puree Pomegranates are often referred to as "the kings fruit" are rightly so. This mixed with savory spices equates to a mouth watering Persian dish suitable for autumn or winter. Any Iranian will be impressed if you know about this dish.
  1. Ghormeh Sabzi
Plain English: Stewed greens What's it made of?
  • Parsley
  • Kidney beans
  • Dried fenugreek leaves
  • Leeks
  • Coriander
  • Dried lemons
  • Seasoned lamb or beef
This is perhaps one of Iranian's most enjoyed dishes. This cuisine resembles green lumps but tastes delicious. It's rarely missing on a Persian dinner table.
  1. Doogh
Plain English: the action 'to milk'. What's it made of? -Diced cucumber -Yogurt -Mint Yogurt is a staple ingredient for most meals and is often used as an appetizer, main course or even a side dish. It's not unusual to come across some yogurt in your pasta so don't be alarmed, give it a try. Not only will you find yogurt in many cuisines they drink it too!
  1. Tadeeg
Plain English: Bottom of the pot What's it made of? -Flavoured saffron with burnt rice It's common for Iranians to enjoy some burnt food! This dish is served to accompany most main meals. Impressively, Iran produces nearly 90% of the world's supply of saffron, making it very expensive for the rest of us. Make sure you try this mouth-watering dish, or better still have a go at cooking it yourself!
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