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Sep 22nd, 2004, 10:12 PM
does anybody have a recipe for some iranian food? i am interested in eating this tomorrow.

Sep 23rd, 2004, 07:14 AM
gosh - I don't even know what kind of foods are classed as Irianian foods. Anyone else?

Sep 23rd, 2004, 11:36 AM
Hello mrkate, you could try the 101 Greek/Middle Eastern Recipes (http://www.ivu.org/recipes/greek/) from the International Vegetarian Union (IVU), though some may be veggie not vegan.

Sep 23rd, 2004, 12:01 PM
try http://www.recipezaar.com/r/129/168

only a few here but may be ok :)

Sep 24th, 2004, 08:29 AM
This is a restaurant that has some vegan dishes - all Persian (Iranian). It's in Tarzana, CA - wherever that is :) http://www.vegparadise.com/dining55.html

Sep 24th, 2004, 11:51 AM
This is probably not very helpful at all...but today I bought Iranian semi dried figs. I hate normal figs!

Sep 24th, 2004, 01:25 PM
Try a search on Google for "iranian recipes" ... the results will contain lots of meat and dairy products so exchange these for non-meat and non-dairy options.


This looks like a Persian version of Bombay Potatoes - http://lloyd2.home.mindspring.com/ir2.htm


How about a nice savoury rice (polow) and/or couscous with spices, veggies, dates (in lots of Persian/Iranian dishes) and some veggie mince, make the potato dish from the above link, a salad (add some tender spinach leaves for a touch of authenticity), some falafel - don't make them too big and then put several falafel on a wooden kebab skewer and serve with a mint and garlic soya yoghurt sauce, hoummus with strips of pitta bread. There's also a nice recipe for stuffed aubergines called Imam Bayildi - here's a typical recipe for this dish: http://www.yumyums.org/arab/arab21.html

For a dessert ... if you can find some nice fresh dates then this sounds nice: http://persia.org/Recipes/rangeenak.html
or perhaps this rice pudding: http://www.internetserver.com/isc/cookbook/shole_zard.html

Hope this helps. Enjoy your meal.