Persian recipes (20)

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.

Top Persian recipes

7 reviews

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.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

7 reviews

Saffron is expensive, but it adds a wonderful luxurious flavour to rice. Serve with Indian and Persian dishes.

Recipe by: Nithiya

6 reviews

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.


5 reviews

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.


2 reviews

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.

Recipe by: Autumn Leaves

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