There are many Persian dishes to cook, yet many of us don’t know what to cook for the next day.
A lot of meat stews served with rice and also vegetarian meals are the two vast options to think about.
Typical Persian main dishes are combinations of rice with meat, vegetables and nuts. Herbs are frequently used in Persian dishes. Unique Persian flavorings such as saffron, dried lime, cinnamon and parsley are widely used in various dishes.
One of the most widespread Persian spices is Saffron, a traditional and common ingredient in many Persian dishes.
Khoresht is a Persian form of stew which is usually accompanied by a plate of rice. The stew usually consists of different herbs, meat and sometimes fruits. Based on the cook’s recipe, it can be a meat- based stew or a vegetarian meal.
Persian dishes are not hot and spicy. The flavors are mild enough to let you enjoy the taste.
As an example, Fesenjan, a slow- cooked lovely chicken legs with ground walnuts, pomegranate paste and fresh herbs can be sweet or sour based on your own appetite. As it is normally sour, many people prefer it to be sweet.
For vegetarian meals, the herbs are usually boiled but if you intend to add extra taste to it, it can be fried.
To make Mirza Qasemi as an example, the eggplants must be smoked on fire. You can do the same to make Kashk e Bademjan but again to maximize the deliciousness, the eggplants can be fried.
The last but not least is the long cooking time which usually helps the Persian dishes to be the tastiest food ever. These dishes are traditionally baked in “Gamaj” that is a pottery pan which helps your dish to be much more delicious. It also keeps the food nutrients much more than any other container.
Whenever you’re in a hurry, try not to cook Persian food, thus it needs much more time than any other kinds of food.