Persian cuisine refers to the traditional and modern styles of cooking related to Persia. Situated in the Middle East, the Persian culinary style is unique to Persia, though has historically both influenced and has been influenced by Iran’s neighbouring regions at various stages throughout its history. Specifically, these have been mutual culinary influences to and from Mesopotamian cuisine, Anatolian cuisine, and especially the Central Asian cuisine. Many food famously associated with Middle Eastern, and indeed World cuisine have their origins in Persia, such as kebab and ice cream.
It includes a wide variety of foods ranging from chelow kabab (rice served with roasted meat: barg, koobideh, joojeh, soltani, chenjeh), khoresht (stew that is served with white basmati or Persian rice: ghormeh sabzi, gheimeh, Bamieh, and others), polo (white rice alone or with addition of meat and/or vegetables and herbs, including zereshk polo and others), and a diverse variety of salads, pastries, and drinks specific to different parts of Iran.
To achieve a balanced taste, characteristic Persian flavourings such as saffron, dried limes, cinnamon, and parsley are mixed delicately and used in some special dishes.
The traditional drink accompanying Persian dishes is doogh, a combination of yogurt, still or carbonated water, salt, and dried mint.
Please take special note that Persian main courses usually take slightly longer to prepare than many other dishes but well worth the wait!
We hope that you enjoy the authentic taste of Persia at The View.