Top 20 Iranian Dishes Thateerize The Foodies

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Iran is a Asian country, full of the best cultural and art heritage in the world. It is the birthplace of one of the oldest civilisations in the world. It is full of wonderful art, consisting of paintings, architecture, calligraphy, music, dance etc. It is one of the most important countries in terms of its rich culture and heritage. Iran also has a vee unique cuisine with numerous delicacies. Here is a list of top Iranian dishes that are not meant to be missed at all.

1. Lavash Flatbread

Lavash Flatbread is a traditional Persian dish. It is a thin bread made up of flour, fresh yeast, water, salt and kéfiéor cottage cheese. Cumin or sesame seeds can also be added for more flavor. It is mainly eaten wifh salad and it can also be used to make wrapped sandwiches.

1. Lavash Flatbread

2. Kabab Barg

Kabāb-e Barg is an old and popular Persian style kabab. It is a barbecued or marinated lamb. Sometimes chicken and beef is also used. Onions, tomatoes, and garlic is also used along with some spices. It is served with rice.

2. Kabab Barg

3. Sangak Flatbread

Sangak Flatbread is a traditional Persian dish popular all over Iran. It is a huge bread, 3 feet long and 1 foot wide. It is made of whole wheat and all purpose flour. What makes it unique is that this dough is baked over hot pebbles. It is truly mouth-watering.

3. Sangak Flatbread

4. Albaloo Polo

Albaloo Polo is a Persian saffron sour cherry rice. It is prepared with basmati rice. Rosewater, pistachios, and almonds are added to give it that authentic flavor. It is garnished with caramalised cherries and golden brown meat balls. It can also be made vegetarian by not adding the meat.

4. Albaloo Polo

5. Taftan Flatbread

Taftan is a hearth baked flatbread from Persia and Pakistan. It is similar to Indian naan but is lighter and flakier. It has a striking golden hue and amazing flavor due to the addition of saffron. It is generally served alongside curries and soups. Yeast, ghee, yoghurt, and milk are also added in it preparations.

5. Taftan Flatbread

6. Barbari Bread

It is a popular Iranian flatbread. A type of thick yeast leavened flatbread, it is topped with sesame seeds or black caraway seeds. It is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. It has a golden color from the topping called “roomal”.

6. Barbari Bread

7. Sabzi Polo

Sabzi Polo is a traditional Iranian dish with is basically herb rice. It is made with basmati rice and a lot of veggies. It has a beautiful green color. Its main component is the tahdig which is prepared with crispy, saffron-tinged lavash. It is made during Nowruz (Iranian new year). It is usually served with fish.

7. Sabzi Polo

8. Jujeh Kabab

Jujeh Kabab is a classic Persian chicken kabob recipe. The chunks of chicken are traditionally grilled on charcoal, with or without bone. The chunks are maniated in minced onion, lemon juice, and saffron. It is one of the most popular and common dishes in Iran.

8. Jujeh Kabab

9. Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi, also spelled as qormeh, is considered as the national dish of Iran. It is an Iranian herb stew. A lot of vegetables are added in it along with some spices. Pieces of chuck roast  and red kidney beans are also added. It is a delicious recipe, popular all over Iran.

9. Ghormeh Sabzi

10. Tahchin

Tahchin is a traditional Iranian rice dish. It consists of rice, yoghurt, eggs, and saffron. It can be prepared with chicken, meat, or veggies. There is a crispy rice crust on the outside and juicy chicken in the centre. It is served with yogurt, chicken, or meat.

10. Tahchin

11. Tannur Or Tandoor Bread

This is a popular Persian bread. It is made in Tandoor, a traditional clay oven. It has a smoky taste and crunchy texture. Flour is the main ingredient used to make it. It is served with curries and soups.

11. Tannur or Tandoor bread

12. Kaymak

Kaymak is a popular dish in Iran. It is a dairy product, thick and creamy in texture. It is prepared with milk, which is boiled and simmered for a couple of hours at a low heat. It has a delicious taste.

12. Kaymak

13. Kabab Koobideh

Kabab Koobideh is a popular Iranian dish. It is made from ground lamb or beef, sometimes from the combination of two. It is grilled over hot coals. The kabab is served with lavash or sangak in a wrap. Grilled onions and tomatoes are also eaten with it.

13. Kabab Koobideh

14. Qottab

Qottab is a traditional Iranian deep fried almond and walnut-filled pastry or cake. It has a refreshing taste and is usually made during Iranian New year, Nowruz. It is prepared from cardamom, flour, almonds, powdered sugar, and vegetable oil.

14. Qottab

15. Fesenjān

Fesenjān is a traditional Iranian stew, made with chicken and pomegranate. Onions, walnut, ground cinnamon, and butternut squash are also added in it. It is a simple dish, served with rice or flatbread.

15. Fesenjan

16. Aush Reshteh/ Āsh e Reshte

Aush Reshteh is an old and traditional Persian dish. It is made from beans, noodle soup, and herbs. Onions, chickpeas, lentils, and green leafy vegetables are also added in it. It is a common dish during Persian new year.

16. Aush Reshteh Ash e Reshte

17. Naan Berenji

Naan Berenji is a traditional Persian cookies made with rice and poppy seeds. Sugar, ground cinnamon, butter, and eggs are used in its making. It has a light and crunchy nature. It is flavored with rose water and cinnamon and has a refreshing taste.

17. Naan Berenji

18. Gheimeh

Gheimeh or Qeimeh is a traditional Iranian stew. It is made of diced mutton, tomatoes, split peas, onion, and dried lime. It is garnished with thinly sliced golden crispy potatoes. It is popular all over Iran.

18. Gheimeh

19. Bonab Kabab

Bonab kabab is a popular kabab dish in Iran. It is made of onion, salt, and mutton. Not many ingredients are added in it and it is a simple dish. Salt and pepper are added to taste. It is a mouth-watering recipe that should be tried once.

19. Bonab Kabab

20. Pashmak

Pashmak is the Persian cotton candy or candy floss. It is made up of sugar. It is a delicious dish, served on its own or with fruits, cakes, or desserts. Sometimes it is garnished with ground pistachio nuts. It is a popular dessert all over Iran.

20. Pashmak