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!
Baghela Ghatogh, beans stew in Gilaki, local language of Gilan province, a dish with fava beans and eggs
Mirza Ghasemi, an Iranian eggplant-based treat
Fish prepared Lahidjani-style, and the parsley decoration entirely mine, following Madi’s instructions
Absolutely delicious saffron rice with sour berries and crunchy roasted potatoes, I would eat it every day.
Sour yogurt with boiled chopped beetroot and a sprinkle of cinnamon
Zeitoun Parvardeh, marinated olives seasoned with garlic, walnut and sour pomegranate juice, a type of wild pomegranate that only grows in Gilan.