Persian chickpea cookies | Nan-e Nokhodchi

Persian chickpea cookie or Nan-e Nokhodchi is a light gluten-free cookie that is one of the most favourite sweets for the Persian New Year. Alongside the preparation of Haft-Sin table and New Year’s special meal, Sabzi-Polo-Mahi, Persians have a tendency to make sweets and pastries. Iranians believe that these pastries can bring good fortune. As […]

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12 Keto-Friendly Persian Food

Among the high carbohydrate Persian dishes, it is still not difficult to find keto-friendly Persian food or turn a Persian recipe to keto-friendly by some adjustments. Since Persian rice is almost a fixed part of Persian dishes, most of the Iranian foods might seem full of carbohydrates. But as rice is usually served alongside the […]

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Nowruz | Persian New Year Explained

What is Nowruz? There is something about spring and the power of new beginnings. Iranians celebrate the arrival of spring as Persian Nowruz on the first day of vernal equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox is when winter ends and spring begins astronomically.  Nowruz essentially means ”new day”. Like the Chinese New Year, […]

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6 Most Comforting Persian Funeral Foods

In Persian culture, certain foods are usually served during hard times like funeral services or traditional religious mourning events. In Persian funerals, some sweets are usually served to help people with their potential low blood sugar. What sweets are served in Persian funeral? Dates and Halwas are inseparable parts in Persian memorials since the old […]

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Ghormeh Sabzi | Persian Herb Stew

Ghormeh sabzi is considered to be the national dish of Iran, a Persian herb stew consisting of lamb, red beans and a variety of herbs that is loved by all Iranians. It is known as one of the most prominent dishes in Persian culinary heritage, an ancient classic recipe that has been passed down from […]

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