8/06/2007

Dinner For Three

18 comments:

Mehran said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmm!
nakhorid ta man biyam

ASSAL said...

double yum

Nazy said...

Mehran, you are so funny! Come anytime my friend.

Nazy said...

Assal Jan, you two must come to dinner now that your Mom is away.

Siah said...

wow, I've missed Iranian food so much

Nazy said...

Akhay, Siah Jan! This is the easiest recipe ever! If a working mother can fix it in one hour, so can you my friend. You will need a teflon pot in which to make the rice, and the rest is really easy. Sorry to make you homesick.

jeerjeerak said...

Smart idea to garnish with chicken. I should use that!

Nazy said...

Jeerjeerak Jan, the problem is when you want to have the "upside down" presentation of the rice, you don't know where to put the chicken!

Roza Montazami's cookbook has a fabulous presentation of home-made chelo kabab which is a lot better than this. She makes the rice in a baking ring used for making cakes. She puts the kabab on short wooden skewers and broils them, and once the rice is turned upside down, she serves the kabab skewers inside the hole in the middle! I have tried that and it works. Do you have her cookbook? I not, perhaps I can scan the photo of that entree and send it to you. Be good azizam.

serendip said...

Wow, that looks delicious. You ought to start a cooking blog.

Daisy said...

Yummy,,, this photo makes me hungry.

jeerjeerak said...

My mom has sent me the book. It's funny, when i was a kid i used to take rosa montazami and look at its pictures whenever i was bored being home alone. Guess i should start doing that again:)

Nazy said...

Serendip, are you pulling my leg? I don't cook very often, as my children have fewer meals at home these days. Cooking for them is a treat.

Say, did you know that Tameshk has a cooking blog? Of course she is away right now and isn't blogging, but she will be back soon and she will resume. She had to teach herself how to cook, poor child, and now she wants to teach others how to do it, too. It's a sweet and wonderful idea. Check it out here, where Iranian students can learn how to cook from a young artist in Princeton: http://tameshk7.blogspot.com/

Be good Serendip.

Nazy said...

Daisy Jan: Being a gardener and an artist, I'm sure your meals are healthy and gorgeous. Show us soon!

Nazy said...

Jeerjeerak-e-Aziz. I have the original version of Roza Montazami! Mine is great because it was published before the Revolution, and there is a whole section in it on how to make drinks and cocktails, and she talks about how to entertain and have parties! I also have the newer 2-volume version, which is great, because there are a lot more pictures in it. I have Najaf Darya Bandari's (with Fahimeh Rastkar) cookbook (Honar-e-Ashpazi, Az Sir Ta Piaz), too, which is beautiful to read as a book and you forget your cooking! But the very very best Iranian cookbook I have and I use extensively is "The Art of Cooking in Gilan," (Honar Ashpazi Dar Gilan), which is a perfect little book, full of accurate recipes for simple meals. There are a lot of vegetarian dishes in it, and because all the ingredients are fresh, the resulting meals are absolutely perfect. I forget the author's name just now (Zari something), but if you are interested, I can give you the full book details and perhaps your mom can fetch this gem for you from Tehran. Be good Jeer Jan.

serendip said...

Nazy jan: I can tell you're amazing cook and you should share your secret receips with those of us who are clueless. I will contribute Lebanese dishe. Is that a deal???

Mehran said...

I did- same as Jeerjeerak- when I was a child I used to look at pics of Rosa's book. that was fun.

Nazy said...

Serendip: It's a deal! Soon I will make a recipe post and everyone can come in and contribute! What a good idea. I love Lebenese food. Among all Lebenese foods I love, I love Baba Ghanoush. It is simply a perfect match for my taste. It would be better if you didn't tell me about it and just made it (!), but absent that possibility, I would take that receipe over anything else! Be good Serendip! I'm hungry now. I think I'll go make dinner.

Nazy said...

Mehran, You liked to look at cookbooks when you were a child? Hopefully you advanced in time, and you started by first reading them, and then actually following the recipes?! Please bring something representative of your cooking skills to the gathering in Sacramento this weekend. No wimpering now! Get to it immediately! I shall report to all about your cooking skills by next Sunday.