Food of Iran: Famous dishes of Iran
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When traveling to Iran do not forget to munch on the delicacies of the country. Iran is known for its famous delicious dishes. Iran has lots of traditional dishes that people from across the world love to have a bite at. So, if you are in this country try some of the famous dishes of Iran listed below:
Khoresht is among the popular stew dishes of Iran. It is mainly the word used for stew dishes. It is a stew popular in Isfahan. This delicious dish is made up of plain yogurt, saffron, and beef with egg, turmeric, onion, and sugar, all mixed together. Khoresht can be eaten as a main dish or can be consumed as a side dish or dessert.
Khoresht-e Ghormeh Sabzi
Khoresht-e Ghormeh Sabzi is a herb stew belonging to the category of Khoresht. It is another one of the famous dishes in Iran. Simply known as Ghormeh Sabzi, this dish is hugely loved Persian stew among the people of Iran and also the tourists from other countries. It is made up of kidney beans, fresh herbs like spinach, coriander, and parsley, and meat like lamb or veal. All these ingredients are cooked with onions and spices and taste best with cooked rice.
Khoresht-e Gheimeh is a Yellow split pea stew and is a popular dish of Iran. This popular stew is made up of meat and yellow split peas. The main ingredients are then cooked with onion, tomato paste, and various spices. This delicacy is served with French Fries and tortillas and can also be eaten alone. Iranians distribute food for free to people on religious occasions. Persians give charity food also known as Nazri and Khoresht-e Gheimeh is the most famous stew given as Nazri.
Boz Ghormeh is a beef stew cooked in Kerman Province. This dish of Iran is somewhat like Khoresht-e Mast. The food is made up of beef, whey kashk, beans and onions. These main ingredients are cooked with Garlic, turmeric, pepper, salt, and saffron. The final dish is then eaten alone or served as a side dish. The ingredients make the final dish look beautiful in color and tempting too.
Abgoosht Bozbaash belongs to the category of Abgoosht (Ab means water and gosht means meat). It is also called with another name like Dizi. Abgoosht Bozbash is mostly popular in Tabriz. The ingredients of this food item are meat, cowpeas, fenugreek, chives, and parsley. Abgoosht is mostly red in color but Abgoosht Bozbash is dark green in color. It is eaten with onion salad and bread.
Abgoosht Baghi also comes under the Abgoosht category. The Bagh name means the garden. The main ingredients of this item are lamb, chickpeas, onions, tomato paste, and potato. In this dish, other ingredients such as apple, peach, apricot, and cherry are added to the main ingredient. People mostly chose to separate the soup from the solid ingredients and then eat soup and the other ingredients separately. It is one of the famous dishes of Iran.
Reshteh Polow is basically rice with noodles or can be said that this dish of Iran is similar to that of Chinese noodles but it is much more thin and flat. For this dish, the ingredients used are reshteh, chicken, rice, and onion. Reshteh Polow looks tempting and delicious when served. It also holds a special place among Iranians as it the popular dish eaten during Persian New Year’s Eve and it is believed that once you have this you will have a good clue at your fortune.
Tahchin is a Layered Saffron Rice & Chicken dish. It is one of the traditional cuisines of Iran. This cuisine is cooked in various layers. The top layer is made up of rice. It is cooked separately. The rice is cooked with yogurt, egg, and saffron. The saffron gives a beautiful yellow color to the dish. The other layer or bottom layer is mostly cooked chicken.
You can find around 5-6 types of Kebabs in Iran. If you are a kabab fan, then you should try at least one of the kebabs here. Kebab Koobodeh is one such famous dish in Iran. It is the signature dish of Iranian Kababs. This delicacy is cooked with beef or lamb with onions. You can also find it with chicken. The cooked kebabs are served with grilled tomatoes that enhance the taste.
Barley Ash or Ash-e Jo is another delicacy of Iran. The main ingredient of this dish is Barley. The dish also has carrots, onions, and chicken stock. In some of the places, you can find sour cream in it. You can find many Ash dishes in Iran. Like Ash-e Dough is common in West Azerbaijan and Ardabil and it is a sour drink made from milk, Ash-e Shole Ghalamkar of Tehran is made of meat and beans, Ash-e Torsh of Mazandaran is sour ash with vegetable, Ash-e Miveh in Ardabil, Ash-e Abghoreh of Fars is sour juice from unripe grapes and Ash-e Tarkhineh of Kermanshah and Lorsetan is a dried mixture of barley and wheat.