It is almost impossible to walk in sidewalks in Iran and don’t smell the deliciousness of tasty Iranian food from restaurants, cafes and houses. Iranians care so much about their food and maybe that’s the reason Iranian food is so delicious. You may wonder when you hear some recipes, but we guarantee it tastes amazing and you’ll never forget it. Among all Iranian dishes the most famous dish is Chelo Kabab, something you should taste at least once in a lifetime. Iran is the land of Kebabs! You can find all kind of Iranian kebabs with good quality in this country.
Kebab is a famous food that people cook it with ground lamb or beef with grated onions and depending on which kind you are cooking you have to add different ingredients or use a special part of lamb. This food is popular among middle Eastern countries. If you serve this food with rice, people call it Chelo Kebab.
The way you cook Kebab and the ingredients can give you different kinds of Kebabs. the most famous Kebab in Iran is Kebab koobideh but you can also find Chenje, Shishlik, Vaziri Kebab and etc. In addition to all these dishes there is a kind of Kebab known as jooje kebab which is cooked with chicken.
Kebab koobideh is the signature of all kind of kebabs in Iran and the most popular among all, between Iranians or even international tourists. The most popular spice added to kebab is sumac, which makes the kebab much more delicious. If it is your first time trying kebab, we highly recommend you to try in grand bazaars with all the perfect vibes and crowd.
Iranians also eat tomato, yoghurt, onion and herbs on the side.
This dish is a type of kebab, that you should cook with fillets of lamb shank. Before cooking it, the chef has to marinate the beef with onions, saffron, olive oil and mild spices for hours.
Shishlik is one of the most popular types of kebabs. You should cook Shishlik with lamb ribs, marinated with saffron, onions and lemon. Shishlik is in six pieces and you can eat it with or without rice. For a better taste you can put pepper, tomato and onion between the ribs of the lamb.
This dish is also popular in Russia, Mongolia and some parts of central Europe. You may see Shishlik cooked with cow or pig ribs in some of these countries; but people just cook it with lamb ribs in Iran.
Kebab Vaziri is a combination of one skewer of jooje kebab and one koobideh. So if you love chicken and meat at the same time and willing to taste something new and different, we recommend you to taste joojeh kebab. For a better taste people will put pepper and herbs in the combination too.
A popular Kebab in Iran is Chenjeh or Kenjeh. The food is popular in middle Eastern countries. Chenjeh is a kind of kebab that people place the pieces of meat on a skewer and grill. The difference between Chenjeh and koobideh is that in kebab koobideh, you mince the meat, but this does not happen in Chenjeh. You marinate the meat of Chenjeh in lemon juice, olive oil, pepper and salt for at least three hours before you cook it.
This dish is the North of Iran’s traditional kebab. Lamb fillets that are marinated in a mixture of crushed walnuts, garlic, chopped parsley and grenadine are used to cook this dish. Because the use of pomegranate, it has a sour taste; so, if you are a fan of sour foods, we strongly recommend you to taste Kebab torsh. Kebab torsh is mostly served as Chelo kebab torsh.
This one is different! If you like chicken more than meat, jooje kebab is a dish you have to taste!
In this kind of kebab, you use different parts of chicken. Joooje keabs divide it into two groups: boneless and with bone.
Boneless jooje is cooked with chicken breast; but the other kind of jooje kebab is cooked from different parts of chicken. To cook jooje kebab you should marinate it in lemon juice, spices, onion, olive oil and saffron; then grill it. Jooje kebab can also be served with or without rice; The one served with rice is chelo joojeh kebab.
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