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.
gluten-free, eggless no-oven cookies with chickpea flour
healthy, crunchy and nutty oatmeal bars
quick, easy and healthy crunchy flapjack biscuits
rich, moist and zesty cake with a built-in wow factor
aromatic, soft-textured and outstandingly delicious
crunchiness of baklava and softness of cake all in one
no rum, light and easy fruit Christmas cake
crunchy, caramel-flavored, nut-filled traditional Danish cookies
sweet and aromatic Persian Carrot dessert infused with rose water and cardamon
satisfy your sweet tooth craving with no-hassle no-bake carrot cake
simple and bright Persian cucumber and tomato salad
soft, puffy bread with beautiful brown blisters
colorful and delicious grandmother's meatballs atop saffron rice
here you will find all the recipes of Parisa's Persian Kitchen