We've loads of delicious and authentic Iranian recipes from home cooks like you. Enjoy Persian favourites like chicken pomegranate stew, shish kebab and more. Be sure to check out our other cuisine collections for more inspiration.
Chunks of lean lamb are gently simmered with dates in a richly spiced gravy, then piled atop couscous and pistachio nuts, and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. Serve this exotic dish for a special family meal or a make-ahead dish for entertaining, accompanied by some Arabic flat bread and a simple leafy green salad.
Saffron is expensive, but it adds a wonderful luxurious flavour to rice. Serve with Indian and Persian dishes.
Lavash is an unleavened flat bread popular in Armenia, Iran and Turkey. It is traditionally cooked in a tandoor, but you can use your oven! Great alternative to wraps and naan.
Beef is marinated in a mixture of lime juice and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled or barbecued. Serve with rice pilaf or pitta bread.
I've seen a lot of recipes for this soup; however, my mum-in-law adds tomato puree for a bit of a different flavour and she doesn't add any lentils or beans. It's thick, filling and delicious, and you could make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock.
This is an Iranian (Persian) dish and i found the recipe in an old cookbook. It says there are Vegetarian versions so if anyone has one, please let me know!
A lot of oil will come to the top of the dish. Don't worry, this is normal - it is the oil from the walnuts. Most supermarkets carry pomegranate juice, or you can find the syrup in Middle Eastern shops.
This Persian inspired chicken dish looks and smells wonderful. Easy to cook, but will wow your friends!
This is a Persian dish of chicken stewed in a pomegranate and walnut sauce. As they do in Iran, serve Khoresht Fesenjaan with white rice.
Wonderfully exotic and colourful, this vegetarian salad captures the flavours of ancient Persian cooking. Dates and sultanas are gently simmered with wine, spices and garlic, to flavour couscous, and then topped with roasted butternut and patty pan squashes, peppers and orange.