New Food of Life

by Najmieh Batmanglij

ISBN-10: 0934211345
ISBN-13: 9780934211345
Region: Persia
Publisher: Mage Publishers
Publication Date: December, 1992
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Recipe Index

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Celery Khoresh. Khoresh-e Karafs 217
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Bread and Cheese with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs. Nan-o panir-o sabzi-khordan 16
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Cheese and Egg Dip, Nan-o Panir-o Tokhm-e-morgh 17
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Cheese and Walnut Dip. Nan-o Panir-o-gerdu 18
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Yogurt and Eggplant Dip. Borani-e Bademjan 20
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Whey and Eggplant Dip. Kashk-o Bademjan-e Kubideh 20
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Eggplant and Whey Casserole. Kashk-o Bademjan 21
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Yogurt and Spinach Dip. Borani-e Esfenaj 22
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Yogurt and Celery Dip. Borani-e Karafs 23
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Yogurt and Cardoon Dip. Borani-e Kangar 23
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Yogurt and Cooked Beet Dip. Borani-e Labu 24
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Yogurt and Shallot Dip. Mast-o Musir 24
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Eggplant with Pomegranate Dip. Nazkhatun 25
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Lentil Dip. Adas Pokhteh (Adasi) 26
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Lentil Salad. Salad-e Adas 26
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Cucumber and Mint Salad. Serkeh Khiar 27
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Tomato and Cucumber Salad. Salad-e Gojeh Khiar 27
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Red Kidney Bean Dip. Lubia-Pokhteh (Mashalah Musho) 28
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Yogurt and Cucumber Dip or Soup. Mast-o Khiar 29
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Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad. Salad-e Khiar-o Anar 29
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Persian Chicken Salad. Salad-e Olivieh 30
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Caviar. Khaviar 31
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Lamb Shank Soup with Yellow Split Peas and Meat Paste. Abgusht-e Lapeh-o Gusht-e Kubideh 52
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Lamb Shank Soup with Eggplant and Meat Paste. Abgusht-e Bademjan 53
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Lamb Shank Soup with Green Herbs. Abgusht-e Bozbash 55
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Pomegranate Soup. Ash-e Anar 56
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Beggar’s Soup. Ash-e Sholeh Qalamkar 57
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Barley Soup. Ash-e Jow 58
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Cream of Barley Soup. Soup-e Jow 59
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Mung Bean Soup. Ash-e Mash 60
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Yogurt Soup. Ash-e Mast 62
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Sweet and Sour Soup. Ash-e Miveh 63
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Onion Soup. Eshkeneh 64
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Nomad Yogurt Soup. Ash-e Tarkhineh 64
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Noodle Soup. Ash-e Reshteh 66
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Spinach Soup. Ash-e Saak 67
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Whey Soup. Kalleh Jush 68
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Lamb’s Head and Feet Soup. Kalleh Pacheh 69
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Tripe Soup. Sirab Shir-Dun 70
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Golden Plum Soup. Ash-e Alu 71
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Borscht 72
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Pistachio Soup. Soup-e Pesteh 73
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Sumac Soup. Ash-e Somaq 74
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Stuffed Grape Leaves. Dolmeh-ye Barg-e Mo 78
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Stuffed Cabbage Leaves. Dolmeh-ye Kalam 80
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Stuffed Potatoes. Dolmeh-ye Sibzamini 81
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Stuffed Green Peppers, Eggplants, and Tomatoes. Dolmeh-ye Felfel Sabz-o Bademjan-o Gojeh Farangi 82
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Stuffed Quince. Dolmeh-ye Beh 84
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Eggplant Puree. Halim-e Bademjan 85
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Eggplant with Traditional Whey. Kashk-e Bademjan 86
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Wheat Puree. Halim-e Gandom 87
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Plain Egg Omelet. Khagineh 92
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Fresh Herb Kuku. Kuku-ye Sabzi 93
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Cauliflower Kuku. Kuku-ye Gol-e Kalam 94
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Chicken Kuku. Kuku-ye Jujeh 95
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Eggplant Kuku. Kuku-ye Bademjan 96
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Eggplant Omelet. Mirza Qasemi 97
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Fava Bean or Lima Bean Kuku. Kuku-ye Shevid-Obaqala 98
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Garlic Kuku. Kuku-ye Sir Bij 99
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Caspian Fava Beans with Egg. Baqala Qataq 99
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Green Bean Kuku. Kuku-ye Lubia Sabz 100
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Green Pea Kuku. Kuku-ye Nokhod Sabz 101
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Meat Kuku. Kuku-ye Gusht 102
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Potato Kuku. Kuku-ye Sibzamini 103
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Spinach Narcissus. Nargesi-ye Esfenaj 104
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Yogurt Kuku. Kuku-ye Mast 105
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Zucchini Kuku. Kuku-ye Kadu 106
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Pistachio Kuku. Kuku-ye Pesteh 107
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Whole Stuffed Baby Lamb with Pistachios. Bareh-ye Doroste Ye Tu Por Ba Pesteh 112
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Ground Meat or Ground Chicken Kabab. Kabab-e Kubideh 113
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Lamb Kabab. Chenjeh Kabab 114
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Fillet Kabab. Kabab-e Barg 115
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Shish Kabab 116
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Pan Kabab. Kabab Digy 116
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Sautéed Lamb Liver, Kidneys and Heart. Khorak-e Del-o Jigar-o Qolveh 117
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Lamb Fries Kabab. Kabab-e Donbalan 118
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Pomegranate Infused Braised Leg of Lamb. Khorak-e Bareh-o Anar 118
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Chicken Kabab. Jujeh Kabab 119
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Chicken Stuffed with Rice. Morgh-e Tu Por Ba Berenj 120
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Sweet and Sour Stuffed Chicken. Morgh-e Tu Por-e Torsh-o-Shirin 121
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Sweet and Sour Stuffed Turkey. Buqalamu-ye Tu Por-e Torsh-o Shirin 122
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Sweet and Sour Stuffed Quail with Rose Petal. Belderchin-e Tu Por 123
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Brain Patties. Kotlet-e Maghz 124
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Meat Patties. Kotlet-e Gusht 124
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Sanbouseh (Savory Turnover) 125
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Chick-Pea Patties. Shami-e-ard-e Nokhodchi 126
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Tabriz-Style Meatballs. Kufteh Tabrizi 127
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Rice Meatballs. Kufteh Berenji 128
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Sumac Meatballs. Kufteh Somaq 129
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Curried Meatballs. Kufteh Curry 129
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Fava Bean or Lima Bean Meatballs. Kufteh Baqali 129
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Meatloaf. Dastpich-e Gusht 129
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Meat Casserole. Tas Kabab 130
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Tongue with Tomato Sauce. Khorak-e Zaban 131
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Sautéed Shrimp with Herbs and Tamarind. Ghalieh Maygu 132
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Platonic Fish. Mahi-e Aflatuni 133
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Stuffed Fish with Pomegranate Sauce. Mahi-ye Tu Por Ba Anar 134
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Grilled Fish with Sumac. Kabab-e Mahi Ba Somaq 135
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Smoked White Fish 135
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Grilled Fish with Seville Orange. Kabab-e Mahi Ba Narenj 136
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Sturgeon Kabab. Kabab Uzunbrun 136
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Sautéed Fish with Garlic and Seville Orange. Mahi-e Sir-dagh Ba Narenj 137
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Fish Stuffed with Fresh Herbs. Mahi-ye Tu Por Ba Sabzi 138
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Stuffed Sweet and Sour Fish. Mahi-ye Tu Por-e Torsh-o Shirin 139
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Saffron Steamed Plain Basmati Rice. Chelow 146
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Saffron Steamed Plain Rice: Rice Cooker Method. Chelow Ba Polow Paz 150
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Smothered Rice. Kateh 151
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Oven-Baked Rice. Shirazi Polow-ye Qalebi 152
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Rice with Lentils. Adas Polow 154
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Rice with Lentils: Rice Cooker Method. Adas Polow Ba Polow Paz 156
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Rice with Dried Yellow Fava Beans. Dampokhtak 157
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Bulgur with Dried Yellow Fava Beans. Dami-e Balghur 157
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Rice with Noodles. Reshteh Polow 158
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Rice with Apricots. Gheisi Polow 160
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Rice with Apricots and Mung Beans. Mash Polow Ba Gheisi 161
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Rice with Turnips. Shalgham Polow 161
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Rice with Quince. Beh Polow 161
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Rice with Fresh Fava Beans. Baqala Polow 162
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Braised Leg of Lamb. Run-e Bareh 163
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Lamb Shanks. Maicheh 163
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Rice with Shrimp and Fresh Herbs Persian Gulf-Style. Maygu Polow 164
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Sweet Rice with Candied Orange Peel, Pistachio and Almond Slivers. Shirin Polow 166
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Rice with Green Peas. Nokhod Polow 168
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Rice with Curried Green Peas and Dill. Nokhod-sabz Polow 169
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Rice with Mung Beans. Mash Polow 169
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Rice with Eggplant. Bademjan Polow 169
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Barberry Rice. Zereshk Polow 170
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Jeweled Rice. Javaher Polow 172
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Rice with Yellow Split Peas. Qeymeh Polow 174
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Rice with Green Cabbage. Kalam Polow 176
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Rice with Green Beans. Lubia Polow 178
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Chelow Kabab (Rice with Meat Kabab) 180
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Rice with Tomato Sauce. Eslamboli Polow 182
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Baked Saffron Yogurt Rice with Lamb. Tah Chin-e Barreh 184
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Baked Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken. Tah Chin-e Morgh 185
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Baked Saffron Yogurt Rice with Spinach. Tah Chin-e Esfenaj 186
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Rice with Fresh Herbs and Fish. Sabzi Polow Ba Mahi 188
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Rice with Sour Cherries. Albalu Polow 190
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Okra Khoresh. Khoresh-e Bamieh 212
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Mushroom Khoresh. Khoresh-e Qarch 213
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Carrot and Prune Khoresh. Khoresh-e Havij-o Alu 214
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Jujube Khoresh. Khoresh-e Anab 214
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Butternut Squash and Prune Khoresh. Khoresh-e Kadu Halvai-o Alu 215
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Ahvaz-Style Okra Khoresh 212
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Cardoon or Artichoke Khoresh. Khoresh-e Kangar 216
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Green Bean Khoresh. Khoresh-e Lubia Sabz 218
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Spinach and Prune Khoresh. Khoresh-e Esfenaj-o Alu 219
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Pomegranate Khoresh with Chicken. Khoresh-e Fesenjan Ba Jujeh 220
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Barberry Khoresh. Khoresh-e Zereshk 221
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Barberry Khoresh with Meatballs 221
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Barberry Khoresh with Roasted Duck 221
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Spinach and Orange Khoresh. Esfenaj-o-porteqal (Saak) 222
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Orange Khoresh. Khoresh-e Porteqal 224
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Rhubarb Khoresh. Khoresh-e Rivas 241
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Peach Khoresh. Khoresh-e Hulu 242
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Quince Khoresh. Khoresh-e Beh 243
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Apple Khoresh. Khoresh-e Sib 244
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Fresh Almond Khoresh. Khoresh-e Chaghaleh Badam 245
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Fresh Herb Khoresh. Khoresh-e Qormeh Sabzi 246
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Eggplant Khoresh. Khoresh-e Bademjan 247
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Potato Khoresh. Khoresh-e Qeymeh 248
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Yogurt Khoresh. Khoresh-e Mast 249
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Persian Gulf Fish Khoresh. Khoresh-e Mahi 250
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Mango Pickle. Torshi-e Anbeh 254
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Fruit Chutney. Torshi-e Miveh 255
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Seven-Spice Pickle. Torshi-e Haft-e Bijar 256
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Mixed Vegetable Pickle. Torshi-e Makhlut 257
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Onion Pickle. Torshi-e Piaz 258
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Pickled Garlic. Torshi-e Sir 259
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Vegetables in Brine. Torshi-e Makhlut-e Shur 260
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Musir Pickle. Torshi-e Musir 261
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Sumac and Date Pickle. Torshi-e Somaq o Khorma 262
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Eggplant Pickle. Bademjan Torshi 263
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Golden-Plum Preserves. Moraba-ye Alu Zard 268
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Barberry Preserves. Moraba-ye Zereshk 268
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Sour-Cherry Preserves. Moraba-ye Albalu 269
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Quince Preserves. Moraba-ye Beh 270
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Fig Preserves. Moraba-ye Anjir 271
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Carrot Preserves. Moraba-ye Havij 272
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Rose-Petal Preserves. Moraba-ye Gol-e Mohammadi 273
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Orange Blossom Preserves. Moraba-ye Bahar Narenj 274
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Plum-Paste Rolls (Fruit Roll-ups). Lavashak 275
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Whole Apple Preserves. Moraba-ye Sib 276
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Watermelon Rind Preserves. Moraba-ye Hendevaneh 276
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Seville-Orange Preserves. Moraba-ye Narenj 277
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Seville Orange Peel Jam. Moraba-ye Khalal-e Pust-e Narenj 277
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Bergamot Preserves. Moraba-ye Baderang 278
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Rice Cookies. Nan-e Berenji 282
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Chickpea Cookies. Nan-e Nokhodchi 283
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Roasted Chickpea Cake. Bereshtook-e Nokhodchi 283
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Baklava. Baqlava 284
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Baklava Cake. Cake-e Baqlava 285
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Walnut Cookies. Nan-e Gerdui 286
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Coconut Cookies. Nan-e Nargili 286
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Almond Cookies. Nan-e Badami 287
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Yazdi Cupcakes. Cayk-e Yazdi 288
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Date Bun. Kolucheh 289
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Shushtari Kolucheh 289
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Malt Kolucheh 289
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Almond Sanbouseh. Qottab 290
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Sweet Fritters. Zulbia 291
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Ladyfingers (Bamieh) 291
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Window Cookies. Nan-e Panjerehi 292
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Elephant Ears. Gush-e Fil 292
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Honey Almonds. Sohan Asal 293
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White Mulberries. Tut 294
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Toasted Caramel Almonds. Badam-sukhteh 294
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Toasted Caramel Walnuts. Gerdu Sukhteh 294
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Barbari Bread. Nan-e Barbari 295
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Lavash Bread. Nan-e Lavash 296
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Stone-Baked Bread. Nan-e Sangak 297
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Armenian Sweet Bread or Easter Choreg. Nan-e Gisu 298
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Rice-Noodle Sweet. Reshteh Bereshteh 299
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Gilani Sweet Noodles. Reshteh-ye Khoshkar 299
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Sugar-Coated Almonds. Noghl 299
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Date Cakes. Ranginak 300
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Sequin Candy. Pulaki 300
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Raisin Cookies. Nan-e Keshmeshy 301
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Saffron Almond Brittle. Sohan-e Qom 301
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Armenian Christmas Pastry. Nazuk or Gata 302
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Saffron Pudding. Sholeh Zard 332
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Saffron Brownie. Halva 334
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Paradise Custard. Yakh Dar Behesht 337
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Wheat Pudding. Masqati 337
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Carrot Pudding. Halva-ye Havij 339
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Rice Pudding. Shir Berenj 340
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Saffron Cream. Katchi 341
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Rice Cream. Fereni 342
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Pomegranate Jello. Jeleh-ye Anar 344
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Quince Paste. Loz-e Beh 345
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Coconut Paste. Loz-e Nargil 345
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Quince-Blossom Paste. Loz-e Gol-e Beh 346
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Saffron Ice Cream. Bastani-e Gol-o Bolbol 347
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Cantaloupe and Peach Cocktail. Compot-e Hulu Va Talebi 348
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Dried Fruit Cocktail. Khoshab-e Miveh-ye Khoshk 349
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Rice Stick Sorbet with Sour Cherries. Paludeh-ye Shirazi 350
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Home-made Rice Noodles 350
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Dried Fruits and Nuts. Ajil 352
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Sweet Chick-pea Powder. Qaoot 353
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Pistachio Qaoot 353
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Sunflower Seed Qaoot 353
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Peeled Walnuts. Gerdu 354
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Charcoal-Roasted Corn on the Cob. Balal 354
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Platter of Sprouts. Sabzeh-na 355
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Sprouting Pot. Sabzeh-na 355
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Baked Potatoes. Sibzamini Pokhteh 356
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Baked Beetroots. Labu-ye Tanuri 356
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Hot Fava Beans in the Pod. Baqala Pokhteh 357
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Unripe Fresh Almonds and Sour Green Plums. Chaghaleh Badum Va Gojeh-sabz 357
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Popped Rice. Berenjak 358
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Publishers Information

About New Food of Life

Publisher Web Link: http://www.mage.com/

New Food of Life is a treasury of 240 classical and regional Iranian recipes. 120 color photographs intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern ceremonies, poetry, folk tales, travelogue excerpts, and anecdotes make New Food of Life not just a collection of recipes but also an introduction to Persian art and culture.

Each recipe is presented in a format that is brilliantly logical and marvelously easy to follow. You will learn how to cook rice, the jewel of Persian cooking, simply yet deliciously. And by combining it with a little meat, fowl, or fish, vegetables, fruits, and herbs, you’ll have a balanced diet--colorful, yet healthy, simple yet exotic.

Iranian festivals, ceremonies, and celebrations, together with the menus and recipes associated with them are described in detail: from the ancient winter solstice celebration, Yalda, or the “sun’s birthday,” which is the origin of such Western holidays as Christmas and Halloween, to the rituals and symbolism involved in a modern Iranian marriage.

Like a magnificent Persian carpet, 1,000 years of Persian literature and art have been woven into the book. Food-related pieces from such classics as the 10th century Book of Kings, and 1,001 Nights to the miniatures of Mir Mussavar and Aq Mirak, from the poetry of Omar Khayyam to the humor of Mulla Nasruddin are all included.

Now with the ingredients for Iranian food available in most US cities, New Food of Life makes accessible one of the world’s oldest--yet least known--culinary traditions where the first recipes were written 4,000 years ago in a cuneiform script on clay tablets.

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Author Information

About Najmieh Batmanglij

Author Web Link: http://www.najmiehskitchen.com/

Introducing people to the pleasures of Persian cuisine has been a lifelong mission for Najmieh Batmanglij. Her New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies was called “The definitive book of Persian cooking” by the Los Angeles Times, and her Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey was selected as one of the Vegetarian Cookbooks of 2004 by the New York Times. Her latest book, From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table was published in September 2006. She has spent the past 26 years traveling, teaching cooking, and adapting authentic Persian recipes to tastes and techniques in the West. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and has taught and lectured throughout the United States. She currently lives in Washington, DC, where she is teaching master classes in Persian cooking and is working on a new book for children to cook with the family. Her books include: Ma Cuisine d’Iran (Paris, 1984), New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies (Mage, 1992-2006), Persian Cooking for a Healthy Kitchen (Mage, 1994), A Taste of Persia: An Introduction to Persian Cooking (Mage, 1999-2007, IB Tauris, 1999-2007), Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey (2002, 2004)  (http://www.mage.com/)

Cookbooks by Najmieh Batmanglij