Iran is a country with a long history that has delicious food with the same history. Popular Iranian food are also popular in different countries and are served in many restaurants outside of Iran. Here we review some famous and very popular dishes among Iranians and even other nations.
Kabab, Joojeh kabab and chelo kabab
Kabab is a popular food of Iranians and is made in several ways. The first type is kabab Koobideh, which is made from minced mutton or a mixture of mutton and beef with chopped onion, salt and pepper. It sounds simple but it tastes great. Kabab Barg is another type of kabab that is made from pieces of lamb or beef, which is added saffron and butter soaked in lemon juice and onionto it to make it taste good. Joojeh Kabab is a kind of grilled chicken that is made by grilling small pieces of chicken. These pieces of chicken have already been soaked in lemon juice and onion for good taste, and then the surface is covered with saffron and butter, skewered and grilled on the fire. The kabab is called Chelokbab if it is served with cooked rice.
Ghormeh Sabzi (Khoreasht-e Ghormeh Sabzi), a kinde of stew, is popular food of Iranians. Ghormeh Sabzi is prepared with many fragrant vegetables, onions, dried limes, beans and pieces of mutton. The secret of a delicious Ghormeh Sabzi, like many other Iranian dishes, is for when it is cooked. The lower the heat and the longer the time you cook the stew, the more tastier it becomes. Khoresht-e Ghormeh Sabzi is eaten with cooked rice, and the experience of eating it will surely be interesting and attractive for foreigners as well.
Fosanjan (Khoresht-e Fesenjan) is a delicious Iranian stew that adorns special occasions and parties. Fosanjan is prepared from ground walnuts, pomegranate paste and chicken or meatballs of minced meat. This stew, like Ghormeh Sabzi, must be cooked on low heat for hours to set. In different parts of Iran, this stew is made in different ways. In some places it is made in sour taste, whilst others add sugar to the food to make it completely sweet. Iranians serve Fosanjan stew with cooked rice like other stews.
Baghali Polo (Sabzi Polo)
Baqali Polo if prepared with muscle meat (of mutton), is one of the most majestic and delicious Iranian dishes, and many Iranians and, of course, foreigners love it. To prepare Baghali Polo, white rice is combined with beans and saffron, and finally cooked mutton is placed next to a plate and served.
Dizi (Ab Goosht)
Dizi, also known as Ab Ghoosht, is one of the most traditional Iranian dishes that is usually served in traditional restaurants too. Foreign tourists, if they want to get acquainted with the cuisine and food taste of Iranians, all they have to do is go to a traditional restaurant and order Dizi. Mutton is cooked with beans and potatoes and sometimes tomatoes to fit well. Then they eat it with Sangak bread, vegetables, Doogh and onion.
Another of the best Iranian dishes served in gatherings is Zereshk Polo, which is often prepared with chicken. Zereshk Polo is prepared from a combination of barberry, saffron and white rice, and in addition to its delicious taste, it has a beautiful and majestic appearance. Zereshk Polo with chicken is one of the most delicious Iranian dishes and has become very famous in the world.
Albaloo Polo with it beautiful and colorful appearance is considered as Homemade food and is served in many parties and official ceremonies. Albaloo Polo is made with cooked rice with sour cherry.
loobia-polo is one of the most delicious Iranian dishes that is served in a special way. loobia-polo is usually eaten Shirazi salad, vegetables and yogurt, which is a very tasty combination. To make loobia-polo, combine the chopped green beans with the meat, onions, tomato paste, and various spices and place over a gentle heat until cooked through and ready.
Tah Chin is one of the most delicious and beautiful Iranian dishes that has a very stylish and majestic appearance. It is interesting to know that foreigners also call Tah Chin, “Iranian Cake” because of its beautiful appearance. Tah Chin is a cooked rice with chicken pieces of chicken breast under it.
Khoresht-e Gheimeh (Khoresht-e Gheimeh Bademjan)
Another Iranian food that is very popular is Khoresht-e Gheimeh (Ghimeh stew). To make Khoresht-e Gheimeh, the meat would be cut into small pieces (gheimeh), fried with cob, tomato paste and onions, while flavoured with turmeric and other spices. Finally, add fried potatoes or fried eggplant to the stew and serve with cooked rice with saffron.
Eggplant is used in many Iranian dishes and the Iranian people love it. One of the most delicious dishes prepared with eggplant is Khoresht-e Bademjan (Eggplant stew). To prepare this stew, the meat is cooked with onions and spices, and then fried eggplants are added to it. Khoresht-e Bademjan is often eaten with cooked white rice, although it can also be served with bread.
There are different types of Dolmeh,Dolmeh with grape leaves, with tomato, with eggplant or with bell pepper. But Dolmeh with grape leaves are among the most famous ones and many Iranians prepare this food in spring, when the leaves are fresh, sour and delicious. Dolmeh is one of the local dishes of West and East Azarbaijan provinces in Iran, however, today this delicious food is cooked all over Iran. Ingredients inside Dolmeh is a combination of minced meat, vegetables, onions, chickpeas and..
Koofteh Tabrizi, a kind of meatball, is originally a Tabrizi food, but today it is prepared all over Iran and is considered one of the most delicious Iranian dishes. In Iran, all kinds of meatballs are prepared, but Koofteh Tabrizi is the most famous and delicious. Koofteh Tabrizi is prepared from a combination of meat, cobs and vegetables, and then boiled eggs, plums, walnuts, hot onions and barberry are poured into the meatballs.
There are many dishes in Iran and each region has its own dish. Among these, Ash Reshteh (a kind of noodle soup) is the most famous and even foreign tourists are familiar with it. Ash Reshteh is one of the most popular Iranian dishes and is cooked as a sacrifice food (Nazri) on days like Ramadan. To prepare Ash Reshteh, different beans are cooked with special vegetables and then the noodles are added to it. Decorating on Ash Reshteh is very important and many Iranians are very good at decorating. Hot onion, hot garlic, hot mint and curd are the main decorations of Ash Reshte.