Iranian Saffron Steamed Plain Basmati Rice. RECIPE: Ingredients (for 6 serves): 4 cups long-grain basmati rice 8 cups water 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 cup butter or vegetable oil or ghee (see note) 1 teaspoon ground saffron dissolved in 4 tablespoons hot water 1 teaspoon cumin or nigella seeds (optional) Methods: Pick […]


Lavash (Armenian: լավաշ; Turkish: lavaş; Kurdish: nanê loş‎; Persian: لواش‎; Georgian: ლავაში) is a soft, thin unleavened flatbread made in a tandoor and eaten all over the South Caucasus, Western Asia and the areas surrounding the Caspian Sea. Lavash is one of the most widespread types of bread in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. In 2014, “lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia” was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible […]

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