From the thirst-quenching, to the refreshing, these easy Persian recipes are perfect for a hot summer’s day.
Kotlet: Why have ordinary burgers or rissoles, when you can have the renowned kotlet?! These potato and mince rissoles are the perfect addition to summer barbecues. Try this easy recipe today.
Maast o khiyar: Growing up in an Iranian household, a bowl of natural yoghurt was always on the dinner table. We’d dip bread in it, add a dollop to our rice dishes, or just scoop it up plain. Here’s a recipe for maast o khiyar — one of the most common yoghurt accompaniments in Persian cuisine.
Salad Olvieh: This is no ordinary salad. Packed with roast chicken pieces, green peas, pickled cucumbers, creamy potatoes, and so much more, the Salad Olvieh doubles as a complete meal. Recipe here.
Salad Shirazi: This salad is a staple in all Persian households, and is a favourite in our family. It smells great, and is a perfect accompaniment to any rice dish, especially Kalam polo. Get the recipe here.