Fasolia is a healthy, traditional Middle Eastern stew. Braised green beans in a rich tomato sauce complement meze, rice, or simply bread.
Getting tahdig from kitchen to dining table is difficult with the sudden appearance of eager helpers who want a taste. In this article, find out what tahdig (ته دیگ) is and how to cook it with potatoes or bread.
The ultimate recipe for vegan Persian mixed rice – برنج مخلوط. To achieve lightness and flavour, this traditional method parboils then steams the rice. With a layer of tahdig – crispy potatoes – ته دیگ, you will be craving more with every mouthful.
Turkish lentil soup – mercimek çorbası – is a simple but moreish dish. A perfect starter or light meal when served with bread. This dish is already vegan and exemplifies the deep, earthy flavours that can be found in the Middle East.
Persian celery stew – khoresht karafs – خورش کرفس – is a fresh, aromatic delight served with soft rice. Traditionally containing lamb, this vegan recipe uses earthy black beans to balance the sharp flavour of the sauce.
Aubergine stew – یتیمچه – yatimcheh – is a delicious meatless Persian dish. My Iranian friend once told me that aubergines are to Iran as potatoes are to Britain. In Iran, you can buy aubergines by the bucketload – literally.
Love tahini and pekmez on bread? This healthy cake recipe is a sweet and nutty vegan treat. Perfect with a cup of tea.
This rainbow rice is a delicious and nutritious dish full of vegan proteins, vegetables, spices and complex carbohydrates. Lubia Polo (green beans, mince and rice) is a classic Persian rice dish to add to your culinary repertoire.
Easy 5-ingredient vegan rose and walnut cookies. Melt in your mouth shortbread – perfect for gifts, parties or self-motivation treats.
Be refreshed by this creamy Turkish almond pudding on a sunny day. Fragrant with a nutty depth, Keşkül takes only 15 minutes to make with just five key ingredients.
Similar to baba ganoush, this garlicky smoked aubergine mezze dip is delicious on bread, hot or cold. Read on for my vegan Mirza Ghasemi origins story and simple recipe.
Pastry soaked in sweetly spiced syrup, a layer of smooth custard, topped with whipped cream, pistachios and cinnamon.
Fresh herbs give this Iranian rice dish a Spring feeling. Enjoy this Sabzi Polo with vegan tofu fish for your Nowruz celebration and throughout the year.
This is no ordinary spaghetti bolognese. The layers of pasta and sauce have a smokey flavour and are topped with crispy tahdig.
Cook up a pot of healthy Iranian Spinach Soup – Âsh-e Sak, rich with vegan split pea protein and bursting with mint and lemon flavours.
Burma Kadayıf is a Turkish sweet pastry made from twisted shredded pastry, nuts and syrup. You can make this showstopping vegan recipe using only six ingredients in one pan.
Iran’s popular Torshi Liteh pickle is packed with vegetables, herbs and spices. Try this recipe with smoked aubergine, tarragon and rose, adapted from my Iranian family friend.
Cook something new with Seville oranges: my Khoresht Nâranj recipe brings together sweet carrots, bitter orange, vegan chicken, aromatic saffron and cinnamon, and tangy barberries.
This delicious Iranian Rhubarb Stew is the perfect way to use your homegrown rhubarb. It’s savoury, sour, healthy, and full of vegan protein!
Khoresht e Bamieh is a South Iranian okra stew with a spiced tomato sauce served on rice. History of Khoresht e Bamieh ‘Bamieh’ or ‘بامیه’ is the Farsi word for Okra. Similarly, it is known as ‘bamia’ or ‘bamya’ across the Middle East. Nowadays, Okra is grown in warm countries around the globe but okra …