Like most food lovers, I learned cooking by watching my mother and grandmother lovingly preparing food for the family. But since I never follow the recipes to a tee, I began breaking the rules of Persian cuisine by developing healthy recipes. The main purpose of my cookbook is to make Persian recipes accessible to everyone.
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. So I finally wrote my very own cookbook: an easy-going, stripped-down take on Persian food using few ingredients and knowing when it is okay to stray from the rulebook. It is possible to cook, share and enjoy it with minimal effort.
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.
The cookbook contains 50 recipes with chicken, beef, pork, lamb, eggs, rice including salads, vegetarian recipes and of course delicious sweets. With each recipe you will find a story behind it, a visual ingredient list, duration and portion size.
colorful and delicious grandmother's meatballs atop saffron rice
Persian spices studded with pistachios and almonds, charming in every bite
create your own no-fuss, easy and quick cakey bread: no yeast, no knead
delicious almond butter cake with cherries and gooey marzipan layer
a Persian adaptation of a French classic Croquembouche
exotic pistachio and cardamom carrot cake layered with jam
tomatoes are a great unconventional replacement for cucumber yoghurt
cool off with this strawberry lemonade punch to quench your thirst
fragrant, luscious and easy-to-make creamy saffron pistachio icecream
cold or warm Iranian version of ground meat patty named a Persian cutlet
easy, fast and delicious cute curry patties under 35 minutes ready to go
aromatic and nutritious easy-to-make Persian rice dish with raisins infused with cinnamon
tangy, savory and citrusy stew made with sautéed herbs, kidney beans and lamb
deeply aromatic, sweet and gold Persian rice pudding with saffron (shole zard)
the easiest and fastest so-called traditional Persian abgoosht deconstructed
an excellent blend of salmon cubes, feta cheese, spinach and puff pastry
fast but fancy potato pancakes wrap to perk up your lunch for an all day rollercoaster
easy yet stunning layers of flaky mille-feuille filled with whipped cream
here you will find all the recipes of Parisa's Persian Kitchen