Looking for Persian rice recipes? Want the best lamb stew? Try our ideas and twists here from Persian cookery guru Sabrina Ghayour and the olive cookery team.
Create your own feast with spiced fritters, aubergine dip and plenty of salads, then serve a Persian twist on the Eton mess.
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Easy Persian recipes
- We use aubergine, pomegranate, harissa and more
Try our super-easy layered Persian-inspired aubergine bake with crumbled feta. This vegetarian recipe is a simple and comforting one-pot to make over the winter months. Plus, it's gluten-free, too. Try more great veggie bakes.
Sabrina takes a classic Persian recipe, loobia polow (rice cooked with green beans and meat), and makes it veggie for a showstopping meat-free main.
Try this herby, spiced kuku sabzi recipe – it's akin to a frittata and is made with leafy greens, nuts and fruit.
This aromatic chicken salad is perfect for a Middle Eastern dinner party spread. Serve it in a big dish and let everyone dig in.
This hearty staple of Persian cuisine is always herb-based but there are many varieties: some with meat, some with barley, rice, tomato or pomegranate molasses. This is Sabrina Ghayour's Western-style version.
Slow-cooked, low-calorie and packed full of the soul-warming flavours of Persia, this recipe is the perfect solution to the chilly winter months. There are more great stew ideas to check out here.
These crunchy fish fritters with sweet and spicy dip make great nibbles for a gathering, or would be right at home as part of a Middle Eastern-style spread.
This recipe for sweet and smokey aubergine salad would make the perfect addition to a Persian feast. Infused with the flavours of Persia, it's a little bit of Middle Eastern magic for you and your friends to enjoy.
Aromatic basmati rice is flavoured with the juices of lamb shoulder, aubergine, plum tomatoes and combined with sultanas and turmeric in this hearty recipe.
This recipe for flaky puff pastry wrapped around tender lamb koftas is sure to be a hit all year round.
Pair this zingy gluten-free salad with some of the other Persian-style dishes here to create an impressive Middle Eastern-style feast.
This Persian-inspired lamb stew is really simple and makes for a delicious, warming midweek meal for the family. The pomegranate seeds and mint give it a lovely, fresh flavour. If there are only two of you, freeze the rest.
This is a great twist on a classic British eton mess. Different brands of rosewater vary enormously in strength, so add a little at a time and taste as you go, until you’re happy with the flavour.