We can consider Turkish dishes as some of the most tasty foods in the whole world! Traditional food of Tabriz are delicious Turkish dishes mixed with Iranian taste. And with out having some of them, you can say you completed your trip to this city! The local food of Tabriz undoubtedly represents a part of the local culture of this region. Therefore, we recommend that you do not neglect the foods that we intend to introduce to you, in your trip to Tabriz.
Traditional Tabrizi dishes with a tempting appearance and unique aroma are so diverse that you may have trouble choosing food in Tabrizi restaurants! But surely all the menu options are delicious and you will not regret choosing them. The list of Tabriz local dishes vary from all kinds of aushes and Dulma to the famous Kufta of Tabriz. So keep reading!
Certainly, when we hear the name of Tabriz, the first food that comes to our mind is Tabrizi kufta. The famous food of Tabriz, which is also the most delicious kind of kufta. With certainty, we can be say that this dish is the most original and oldest food of Tabriz city. But cooking this kuftas is a little difficult. To make this dish, they use minced meat, rice, chickpeas, and fragrant vegetables. The inside of these ingredients are also filled with plums, hot onions, barberry or eggs. Tabrizi kufta should be served in a delicious sauce, prepared from water, saffron, hot onion and paste, which makes the taste of this dish unique.
Along with Tabrizi kufta, this city is very famous for it’s delicious kebab, ie Bonab kebab. In all parts of Iran, people serve most kebabs with a pilaf dish; but in Tabriz, Bonab kebabs are definitely eaten with bread. To prepare this very special kebab, they use fresh mutton, sauteed onions, salt and pepper . After preparing a mixture of these raw materials, it is left in the refrigerator for 2 hours and then grilled.
Doimaj is a kind of finger food and served as an appetizer. This delicious finger food is a combination of cheese, walnuts, water, buttermilk, vegetables, onions and dry bread. And the special taste of natural cheese, buttermilk and vegetables used in this appetizer is what makes it so popular.
Dulma is a food that is commonly found in the meals of different cities of Iran. But Tabrizi dulma, called “Pirakh Dulmasi” in Azeri language, is different! The thing that makes Tabrizi dulma different is in the quality of the vegetables that are used in it. Dill and mountain leeks, which are two of the most essential herbs in this food has a wonderful taste because of Tabriz’s fresh nature. Tabrizi people also fry their dulma in animal butter, which although makes it a little unhealthy, but gives the dish an unforgettable taste.
Among the appetizers or with the local foods of Tabriz, green bean cutlet has an appetizing taste and color. Fresh green beans, carrots, potatoes and eggs are the main ingredients of this attractive cutlet. These ingredients are grated and combined; then they add walnuts, barberry, onion, baking powder, salt, turmeric and saffron to double the delicious taste of this food. This cutlet goes well with a hot soup, rock bread and of course vegetables. Especially if you have the chance to be a guest in the old and traditional houses of Tabriz and enjoy.
Jaqour Baqour is one of the local dishes of Tabriz, which is not difficult to cook and somewhat like Rasht’s Vavishka. Both Rasht and Tabriz are near each other and Russia; and due to the similarity between Vavishka and Russian dishes, some say that Jaqour Baqour might also have a Russian impact. The ingredients of this Local food of Tabriz are: Black sheep liver, white sheep liver, mutton heart and offal. This food may not be suitable for those who do not like the taste of sheep’s heart and liver. To cook this dish, they first fry the onions and then add the chopped heart, liver and crumbs. And for flavoring this food, salt, pepper and turmeric are the most common spices.
Qiqanakh is a special dessert for Tabrizis. This food is easy to cook and you can invite yourself to a breakfast or even an evening meal in Tabriz on a holiday. Qiqanakh is also a nutritious food for women after childbirth or for people with anemia and severe weakness.
The people of Tabriz use aromatic and local vegetables of Tabriz in cooking this food, and for this reason, Qiqanakh has a pleasant smell. To cook this dish, you have to mix your eggs with yogurt, flour and butter and then fry this mixture. Finally, when these ingredients are cooked, pour the nectar that you have prepared by dissolving the sugar and water on it. Note that you have to add nectar until the dough is hot.
Qarni Yarikh in Turkish means stuffed eggplant. This delicious local food of Tabriz has many fans; and it’s ingredients are: Eggplant, meat, garlic, parsley, tomato paste and special spices. This local dish is usually eaten with bread, yogurt and vegetables.