Sholezard is one of the most famous and popular traditional desserts in Iran which is mainly prepared as nazri (offering of free food for a vow) for Iranian religious ceremonies. In Ramadan, this dessert is also made for iftar.
Ranginak is an old, delicious Iranian dessert. It is a rich and energizing nourishment as it is made with dates, walnuts, flour and butter. Ranginak is lovley served with tea and can be kept in the fridge for a long time.
Chekdermeh is a traditional food cooked in Golestan Province, Bandar Torkaman and Aq Qala. It is very much like the estanboli-polo of Tehran and is cooked in a traditional pot called ghazan. This Torkamani food is prepared easily and quickly.
In Khorasan Province, all kinds of dishes are made from meat; chelo gousht from Mashhad and yakhni from Dargaz are among the most famous. Yakhni is a very delicious dish and is quite easy to make, but there are tips on how to cook it and failure to adhere to them will spoil your yakhni.
Yatimcheh is a popular dish which is originally vegetarian. It is, however, prepared with different recipes across Iran. The aubergine yatimcheh is suitable for both vegetarians and dieters for its low calorie count. The following is the original recipe for this dish.
Ash-e torsh, or sour potage, is a traditional dish of Mazandaran, northern Iran, which was traditionally cooked on Chaharshanbeh-Souri – a bonfire night celebrated on the last Tuesday of the Iranian year just before Nowruz. This āsh, or a thick potage of legumes and herbs, has a sour-sweet taste and has come to be known as Ash-e torsh [torsh=sour in Persian]. In the older recipes, forty different herbs and vegetables were used and it was cooked as a healing recipe.
Gheymeh Rizeh is one of the delicious local dishes of Isfahan Province which is made with small meatballs, chickpea flour, and fragrant herbs. The meatballs are often called Kalleh Gonjeshki [literally sparrow heads].
A Russian affairs analyst in Iran believes: “The main addressees of Putin’s recent speech were Europe and the US. But, Russia will not take Iran’s side as tensions rise and, essentially, it is not in a position to help Iran.”
The Trump administration has been on high alert in response to what military and intelligence officials have deemed specific and credible threats from Iran against U.S. personnel in the Middle East, according to The Washington Post
Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said his country won't negotiate with President Donald Trump unless the US shows Tehran "respect" by honoring its commitments under the disputed nuclear deal, reports CNN.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says Iran is prepared to support the nuclear deal exactly in the same way that France and its European allies have supported and implemented the agreement during the past year, reports Mehr News.
Now that Eurovision fans have flown home, there is nothing left to distract from the question of Iran and the spectre of a possible armed confrontation between Tehran, Israel’s biggest foe, and Washington, its closest ally, writes Bel Trew in the Independent.