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Omaj potage – A cure for colds

Omaj potage – A cure for colds

Omaj is a popular potage in Tabriz, northwestern Iran, which is traditionally made in the cold season. It is very good for preventing or curing colds.

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Health benefits of Mazandaran sour āsh

Health benefits of Mazandaran sour āsh

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.

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Pomegranate stew – a traditional northern Iranian dish

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.

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Stuffed fish – a local dish from Bushehr

Stuffed fish – a local dish from Bushehr

Bushehr is a southern port in Iran, where seafood has a lot of fans. Stuffed fish is a local dish in the province, which is cooked for parties and special occasions. Iranians usually fry fish, but a lot of people prefer to bake it in the oven because it needs less oil.

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