Parisa's Persian Kitchen

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    learn how to cook Persian
    prepare your food in group
    * according to Corona legal regulations *


     
     
    join the workshops

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    delicious, quick and easy-to-cook meals
    with the freshest ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes
    brought to your home


     
     
    get your meal kit

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    healthy, home-made and delicious meals
    that bring everyone at the table
    brought to your home


     
     
    get your home delivery

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    add some flavour
    as in the jewelry box of Persian ingredients
    the spices are glittering gems


     
     
    get your spices

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    50 simple and delicious 5-ingredient recipes
    explained in a well understandable manner
    with pictures and explanation of all ingredients


     
     
    about the cookbook

my culinary journeys

Persian cities giving away their food culture

read about my trips

learn how to cook Persian

all recipes

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salmon Wellington

5-ingredient meals

all the recipes have 5 major ingredients, carefully chosen to respect the original dishes

Napoleon pastry

sweets & cakes

just little offbeat ingredients add up to one unique, delectable treat made for merry munching

Olvieh salad

no-measure quick meals

there is no measurement of the ingredients in this category, so hassel-free recipes for busy days when neither measuring cups nor kitchen scale is around

mulled apple juice

drinks and smoothies

healthy and exciting drinks with a twist as the central element of your daily eating routine

taftan bread

bread

Iranian dishes are usually served with either rice or bread

potato pancakes

breakfast

what is more satisfying than a hearty and delicious breakfast to pump you up for the whole day

red lentil bread

vegan

being vegan doesn’t consign you to vegetables only as many common recipes are already void of animal products or can be adjusted easily

persian marinated olives

starters - sides

a wide range of starters and sides from soups and salads to exotic and elegant vegetarian dips and spreads

Parisa Nobakth
Parisa Nobakht

about me

My journey begins in the chaotic, mysterious, and beautiful city of Tehran, where culinary traditions date back 7,000 years. Some of my earliest memories are of my grandmother, my mother and I, together in a palatial kitchen with a high ceiling and blue- tiled walls, where they taught me the fundamentals of Iranian cuisine.
 
They entrusted me with their secrets; they told me how to get the most flavour out of ingredients and I learnt that rigour and respect for their methods were inescapable. They taught me that Persian food is at once complex, demanding and incredibly delicate. They told me that leaving a stew to simmer overnight would give it an incomparable flavour and that it is impossible to cook Persian food in haste. Ask any Iranian mother and they’ll tell you ingredients must never be substituted.
 
As fond as I am of my mother and grandmother, when I moved to Holland, I had to stray from tradition: given how expensive energy is and how little time I could spend cooking on any given day, it was that or kiss Persian cuisine goodbye. The methods I developed made cooking fast and simple, using few ingredients. I realised that there is nothing wrong with replacing the ingredients I couldn’t buy outside of Iran and that there is no need to waste time soaking beans and chickpeas overnight.

Iranian cooking
50 simple and delicious 5-ingredient recipes

cookbook


Parisa's Persian Kitchen
Iranian cooking made easy

Quick and easy Persian food is possible. By sparing yourself the trouble of using tens of ingredients, you can achieve great results while keeping things simple.
 
All the recipes in this cookbook have 5 major ingredients, carefully chosen to respect the original dishes on which they are based. This doesn’t mean the intricacies of the dishes containing indigenous ingredients aren’t achievable, nor would I ever discourage you from making them.

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workshops

if you think preparing delicious Iranian food is complicated and labour-intensive, think again and join me at my weekly workshops


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meal kit

delicious, quick and easy-to-cook dishes with the freshest ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes are brought to your home whenever suitable


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home delivery

stressed out, no time or don't feel like cooking: have my warm, fresh, healthy, home-made and delicious meals delivered at your door


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buffet

join my Persian food buffet, tasting till your heart is content - and if you want to share, buy the packed meals to take with you


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