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Pomegranate stew – a traditional northern Iranian dish
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Pomegranate stew – a traditional northern Iranian dish

Local foods in the northern regions of Iran are among the healthiest and most popular foods that are easy to cook, yet tasty and delicious. One of Guilan's gourmet dishes is pomegranate stew (anaar mosamma), which has a lot of fans due to its sweet-sour flavor and because it can easily be served at parties. It is suggested that you always have pomegranate seeds stored in the fridge in the pomegranate season.

Sabzi polo mahi for Nowruz dinner
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Sabzi polo mahi for Nowruz dinner

Sabzi polo mahi, or mixed herb rice and fish, is a deliciously popular dish in Iran which is prepared on special occasions, such as the Iranian New Year’s Eve (Nowruz) on the spring equinox. Not only is this a healthy meal, it is chic enough to serve at gatherings for guests. The kind of fish cooked for this dish is up to individual taste, but the vast majority use white fish.

Ghormeh Sabzi – An unrivaled Iranian dish
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Ghormeh Sabzi – An unrivaled Iranian dish

Ghormeh Sabzi is Iran’s topmost favorite dish. It is cooked across the country with some small variations. It is probably safe to say it is the most original Persian stew. One of its advantages is that it tastes even better when it is leftover and warmed up a second time. It is served with rice which must be prepared separately.

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