Traditional Iranian Food – 10 Persian Dishes You Must Try in Iran

After breakfast naturally comes lunch, and in Iran, every meal is a very serious business.

You guessed it, after the delicacies, I wrote about in my previous post, we had the nerve to seat for lunch too. Madi’s mom prepared the most delicious treats of Iranian food taken from traditional Gilaki cuisine, but for as mouthwatering as they were, for the sake of honest reporting, I managed to take pictures of the whole meal before we tucked into it. Enjoy the treat!

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Baghela Ghatogh, beans stew in Gilaki, local language of Gilan province, a dish with fava beans and eggs
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Mirza Ghasemi, an Iranian eggplant-based treat
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Fish prepared Lahidjani-style, and the parsley decoration entirely mine, following Madi’s instructions
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Absolutely delicious saffron rice with sour berries and crunchy roasted potatoes, I would eat it every day.
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Sour yogurt with boiled chopped beetroot and a sprinkle of cinnamon
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Zeitoun Parvardeh, marinated olives seasoned with garlic, walnut and sour pomegranate juice, a type of wild pomegranate that only grows in Gilan.
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Always present salad
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Enticing-looking whole treat
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8 thoughts on “Traditional Iranian Food – 10 Persian Dishes You Must Try in Iran”

  1. What a feast! That saffron rice with sour berries and crunchy roasted potatoes looks so good and I’m sure it tasted delicious, I’m positive that it would be the kind of dish I would easily eat all the time.

  2. Hi Angela,

    Just stumble upon your site and your blog and I have to say it was such a treat :)
    I’m from Kerman, living in the USA for more than 25 years.
    Reading your blog about Yazd and Shiraz was so refreshing and amazing.
    Thank you for taking me back home :) <3


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