Iranian (Persian) Food
Iranian cuisine is brimming with delicacies that might take some time to prepare but once prepared, it’s difficult to keep one’s hands away from them. Persian or Iranian cuisine reflects the festive spirit that is evident in the way it is presented. Persian food is enriched with colorful varieties that are not only great in taste, but also high in nutrition. Hence, when one delves into the prepared Iranian delicacies, there is no sort of guilt or remorse in enjoying them. When travelers talk about their experience of Persian food, they do not miss praising the freshness and charm it has. Every morsel of Iranian delicacies presents a subtle taste that is balanced with contrasting flavors. The combination of sour with sweet is blended in a unique manner.
The specialty of Persian food
Persian food has travelled across oceans and nations. One can easily find a restaurant presenting delectable Persian cuisines in many countries. When one enters a Persian kitchen, one can see the elaborate process that goes into preparation of the food. The highlight of this cuisine is that the spices do not overpower the food. Different types of spices and herbs are used to season the food. At times, certain fruits are used for garnishing too. The flavors of the food are as delicate as the designs of the Persian carpet. Persian cooking relies heavily on rice dishes, which forms its primary ingredient. The reason for this is that rice is not only affordable but even readily available everywhere. All those who are watching their diet can lay their hands on a bowl of fresh seasonal fruit dishes. Alternatively, a fresh preparation of vegetables topped with herbs or exotic dates, figs, etc. is a good option too.
The delectable Persian meal
A typical Persian mean comprises a plate full of chelo i.e. plain rice, which is topped with meat, fish or vegetables. The subtle flavor of rice offers a tasty contrast to seasoned preparation of meat or vegetable toppings. After rice, bread is the staple food here. Fondly known as Naan, this flat, round bread is prepared by baking or cooking over the bed of tiny stones. One can see the locals preparing naan while on a village trip. All those who do not know how to prepare it or are short of time can purchase ready to eat naans in the market. One can choose between several varieties of naan at Persian shops.
People who are fond of Persian food make a point to treat their guests with the same on special occasions. Persian Food brings people together who like to chat about it and relish the same with close family and friends.
Zereshk Polo O Morgh (Barberry, rice and chicken)