Khoresh-e-Gheymeh Bademjan (Split Pea and Eggplant Stew)

Vegan Persian Qaymeh Bademjan

In Persian cuisine, this khoresh (Persian stew) is typically prepared as two separate dishes - Khoresh-e-Bademjan (eggplant stew) and Khoresh-e-Gheymeh (split pea stew). Each is made with meat and is a tomato-based stew. Each are incredibly popular dishes. To be honest, however, I did not like Khoresh-e-Bademjan as a child. The texture of the eggplant, … Continue reading Khoresh-e-Gheymeh Bademjan (Split Pea and Eggplant Stew)

Ash-e-Reshteh – Persian Noodle Soup

Persian Ash Reshteh with piaz sir dagh

I always think of Ash-e-Reshteh as the accidental vegan Persian dish. "Ash" means a thick soup and "reshteh" means noodles. Ash-e-Reshteh is a thick noodle soup, filled with herbs and legumes. It is often prepared during times of celebration. I remember my grandmother making Ash-e-Reshteh for Bahai gatherings or special occasions like Naw Ruz (Persian … Continue reading Ash-e-Reshteh – Persian Noodle Soup