Each region of Iran provide a local delicious food for different occasions on the last days of the year. One of the traditional foods that is cooked in several areas of Iran is called Shish Andaaz , but each city cook it in various vays with variety of ingredients. In fact, “Shish Andaaz” is a food especially for “4shanbe Soori” that is the last wednesday of the year and also Norooz in Guilan, Shiraz and Zanjan. Shish Andaaz in Guilan is made with eggplant, in Shiraz with carrots and in Zanjan with dates.
Ingredients of Shish Andaaz(Guilan Version)
- Ground walnut 300 gr
- Eggplants 5
- Sour pomegranate paste 2 tablespoon
- Fried onion 4 tablespoon
- Turmeric,salt, pepper and cinnamon as much as needed
How to cook Shish Andaaz(Guilan Version)
Pour the ground walnut into a pan with 2/3 scale of water and spices on a mild heat to release oil. Then add 2 more scales of water and pomegranate paste and let it boil for half an hour.
Chop the eggplants in small pieces and fry them to be golden. Mix eggplants and fried onions and add them to the ground walnut. Pour some cinnamon as well. Shish Andaaz needs 40 minutes to be ready.
Key points of cooking Shish Andaz
- Shish Andaaz in any kind of recipe can be served both with rice or bread.
- Based on the one’s taste, you can add extra or less spices and if you like you can use verjuice instead of lime.
- In order to release more oil, you can add ice to the walnut.
- Beside pomegranate paste, you can use plum paste along with tomato paste.
As you may know, Shish Andaaz is a vegan dish and it is considered as “Vegan Fesenjan” for those who prefer not to eat any kinds of meat.
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Ingredients of Shish Andaaz (Shiraz Version)
Shirazi Shish Andaaz is not only a dish for lunch, but also it is served for breakfast. The main ingredients are carrots and eggs that are perfect for health.
- Carrots 0.5 K
- Onion 1
- Eggs 4
- 5 tablespoon of sour orange juice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Salt and pepper
How to cook Shish Andaaz (Shiraz Version)
Fry the onion, add grated carrots to it and roast them until the carrots are baked.
When the carrots are baked, there’s no water in it and you can add sugar. Mix then well.
Now add butter and sour orange juice, salt and pepper.
Finally, break the eggs and put the pan lid. This simple dish would be ready in 20 minutes.
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Ingredients of Shish Andaaz (Zanjan Version)
A very nutrient food with raisin and date to enrich blooding and iron.
- Half scale of seedless dates
- 1 small onion
- 1 scale walnut
- 1 scale raisin
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Butter 30 gr.
- Salt and pepper
How to cook Shish Andaaz (Zanjan Version)
Fry the onions. Cut the dates to half and roast them in the mixture of butter and oil to be smooth enough. Mix them regularly in order not to be burnt. Then add ground walnut. Put the pan lid to be smooth on a mild heat. Now it’s the time to add fried onions, raisin and cinnamon. Mix them all well. Finally, break the eggs based on the number of guests. Do not mix eggs. This food would be ready in 20 minutes.
What to pair
Shish Andaaz would be perfect with Shirazi salad and Sir torshi that is pickled garlic in vinegar.
Appetizer and dessert
The recommended appetizer could be Mirza Qasemi and the perfect dessert would be Persian fragrant tea. If you’re looking for extra recipes containing eggplants, you can take a look at Gheyme Bademjan.
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