Almond and Barberry Stew (khoresht-e-khalal-badam) (خورشت خلال بادام)

The first time I tried this dish at a restaurant I fell in love with the complex flavours and textures and was set to cook it at home. This stew is a traditional dish from “Kermanshah” province located in the mid-western part of Iran. The traditional recipe uses black barberries (zereshk) which is common in […]

Spiced Red Lentil Stew

This is another one of my favourite comforting one-pot meals. This stew is loaded with veggies and incredibly flavourful with all the added spices. A few notes: – of course you can add or substitute the veggies if you like. Sweet potato, turnip, beets and even some chopped greens would all be good. – If […]

Walnut Cardamom Cookies , Nan-e-Gerdooyi – نان گردویی

The recipe I’m sharing today is one of my all time favourite gluten-free cookies. These aromatic rosewater and cardamom-scented walnut cookies (nan-e-gerdooyi) are grain and dairy free and “relatively” healthy since there is not a lot of sugar in the recipe. They are nutty and rich with a slightly chewy texture. I usually make these […]

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