Persian

Persian New Year

Persian new year, or Nowruz (new day), happens once a year during the spring equinox. The holiday is celebrated by over 300 million people around the world from all different cultures, religions, and backgrounds. It's based on the lunar calendar so the exact time and date nowruz occurs changes a little every year. This year… Continue reading Persian New Year

Persian, Recipes, weekend meals

Tachin (Crispy Saffron Chicken and Rice)

This saffron chicken and rice bake, Tachin in Farsi, is my absolutely favorite Persian dish to make, hands down.Tachin is usually made in a pot on the stove, but I've always preferred this oven baked casserole style version. It's such a delicious, colorful, and fragrant alternative to your standard chicken and rice casserole. Start out… Continue reading Tachin (Crispy Saffron Chicken and Rice)

Persian, Recipes, Weeknight Dinners

Persian Skillet Kebab (Kabob Tabei)

This is a great quick Mediterranean style kebab recipe that doesn't require a grill. Kabob tabei is a popular Persian dish with several variations. I like to smother my kabob tabei in tomato sauce, it adds delicious flavor and keeps the meat tender. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and goes well… Continue reading Persian Skillet Kebab (Kabob Tabei)

Persian, Recipes, weekend meals

Kuku Sabzi – Persian Herb Frittata

This frittata is not your average frittata. Kuku sabzi is a traditional Persian dish usually made in the spring for Persian new year. What makes this frittata so great is that the filling outweighs the egg content, so you end up with a dark, flavorful, and slightly crispy crust on both sides. It's also a… Continue reading Kuku Sabzi – Persian Herb Frittata

Persian, Recipes, weekend meals

Roast Chicken with Turmeric and Tomato Rice

Growing up in the US with my Persian family molded me into a home cook that's always combining American and middle eastern recipes together. Experimenting with different fusion dishes has actually become one of my favorite things! I was blessed to grow up being exposed to both cultures. As a kid and teenager, and even… Continue reading Roast Chicken with Turmeric and Tomato Rice