Nowruz : 7 Recipes to make for the Persian New Year!
Delight your guests for the Persian New Year!
Nowruz, Iranian & Persian New Year Eve
Nowruz, the Iranian New Year (or Persian New Year) is fast approaching!
Still no ideas for your Nowruz menu? You are in the right place !
Iran-cuisine offers you its best Persian recipes to make easily at home for your Nowruz meal!
History and origin of Nowruz
Nowruz (Persian: نوروز nowruz) is the traditional festival of the peoples who celebrate the new year of the Persian calendar (first day of spring). Nowruz is usually celebrated on March 21 but can also be celebrated on March 20 or 22 depending on the community.
Nowruz is a secular holiday with Iranian and Zoroastrian origins. The Persian New Year has been celebrated for over 3,000 years by many communities in Central Asia, West Asia, South Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans and the Black Sea basin.
The origin of the name of the Persian new year: Nowruz comes from the Persian “no” which means “new” and “ruz” which means “day”, meaning “new day”.
The Best Nowruz Recipes
Discover now our 7 recipe ideas for a successful Nowruz party!
1. Ash-e Reshteh : Delicious Iranian Soup
Ash-e Reshteh is a traditional Persian soup very popular with Iranians for the Persian New Year. It is made with spinach, fresh herbs, legumes (such as lentils, chickpeas or red beans) and the famous Reshteh: thick noodles similar to Spaghetti. You can accompany your Ash-e Reshteh with fried onions and a few mint leaves.
See Ashe Reshteh Recipe here :
2. Ghormeh Sabzi : Lamb Stew with Herbs
Ghormeh Sabzi is one of the most popular dishes in Iran. It is a true classic of Iranian cuisine and it is often prepared during the Iranian New Year: Nowruz.
It is a delicious stew of lamb simmered with a mixture of herbs and limoo amani, these delicious dried lemons from Iran.
See Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe here :
3. Salade Fattoush : a Refreshing Salad
The Fattoush salad will make an ideal starter for your Nowruz menu! It is a light and refreshing salad made with lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes and pieces of toasted bread.
See Fattoush Salad Recipe here :
4. Sabzi Polo Mahi : Rice with Herbs and Fish
Sabzi polo is a mythical Persian rice very popular for the Nowruz holiday!
Sabzi means “herbs”, polo means “rice” and mahi means “fish”. Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi is therefore a delicious rice with herbs accompanied by fish. To delight your guests during the Iranian New Year, I strongly advise you to cook the Sabzi polo recipe below and accompany it with grilled salmon fillets, for example.
See Sabzi polo Recipe here :
5. Khoresht-e Gheymeh : Meat and Split Pea Stew
Khoresh Gheimeh (or polo Gheymeh) is another must-have Khoresh (stew) on Nowruz tables. It is a gourmet and comforting dish that will appeal to young and old alike! It is a stew made from beef, yellow split peas (lapeh), limoo amani (dried lemons) accompanied by small potato fries.
See Khoresh Gheymeh Recipe here :
6. Koukou Sabzi : Omelet with herbs
Koukou Sabzi is a very popular starter in Iran, ideal for the Persian New Year! It is a delicious omelette made with eggs and finely chopped fresh herbs. You can also do the potatoes version of kuku Sabzi : Kuku Sibzamini!
See Kuku Sabzi Recipe here :
7. Sir Torshi : Vinegar Garlic cloves
Torshi sir means “vinegar garlic” in Farsi.
Sir Torshi is a staple of Nowruz tables, it is the ideal condiment for all the recipes mentioned above. Sir Torshi is garlic macerated in vinegar for several months, this softens the taste of garlic and makes it delicious. You can use any vinegar you like to prepare Sir Torshi: cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, wine vinegar or even white vinegar. You can also add different and barberry to it.
You can also prepare other vegetables in Torshi: with carrots, cucumbers and many other vegetables.
Treat yourself and your guests for Nowruz!
And here are the 7 of our favorite recipes for a successful Nowruz menu! Now all you have to do is get started and cook these delicious Persian dishes to delight the delicate taste buds of your guests during the Iranian/Persian New Year.