Persian Pistachios Recipes, a taste of Iran

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Persian Pistachios Recipes, a taste of Iran

Persian pistachios, cultivated in the vast farms in Iran, are rich in taste and high in quality. Iranian pistachios are known as the best pistachios in the world in terms of taste and quality. Main cuisines of Iran are a combination of rice, meat, nuts and vegetables. Therefore, persian pistachios are an inseparable ingredient from Iranian cuisines.

If you are interested in adding Persian pistachios in your daily diet and you are looking for Persian pistachios recipes, you are on the right website. Keep on reading to bring a taste of Iran to your diet.

Persian Pistachios Recipes

Pistachios can be consumed indifferent forms such as snacks, mixed with dried fruits or used as an ingredient in different types of sauces but in Iran, pistachios are an important ingredient in confectionary industry and in cooking. In this essay we explain some of the Persian deserts and dishes that you can cook, using Persian pistachios.

  1. Persian spicy pistachio soup

Persian spicy pistachio soup is suitable for every diet for the fact that this soup is vegan. The estimated preparation time for this delicious soup is 25 minutes.

The ingredients you need for 4 servings:

  • 150g pistachio kernels
  • 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 leek
  • Fresh ginger (about 2 cm)
  • Lime juice
  • Salt, pepper and cumin
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 3 cups of plant milk (if you are not looking for a vegan choice you can use regular milk as an alternative)

A quick instruction:

Primarily, you need to sauté minced garlic, chopped onion and ginger together and add the leek and put the mixture on medium heat and swirl the mixture until it softens. Then grind the pistachio kernels in a processor and add it to the pot and add salt, pepper and cumin. If you are a fan of chili, now is the time for you to add your chili peppers as well.  

After a few minutes add vegetable broth, plant milk and let the pot boil with the lid closed for 45 minutes. Don’t forget that you need low heat for this procedure. After 45 minutes you shall blend the soup with a mixer to reach a tick soup. 

To serve, you can add lime juice or sprinkle pistachio or olive oil. Enjoy!

Persian Pistachios Recipes
  • Persian chicken with pistachios

This dish is a traditional Persian cuisine and has a true taste of Iran.

The ingredients you need for 4 servings:

  • 900g chicken thighs (skinless-boneless)
  • 2 onions
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper
  • A pinch of saffron
  • ¼ cup rosewater
  • 250g spinach
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • Approximate number of 50 mint leaves
  • A cup of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of verjuice
  • Olive oil (1tbsp)

A quick instruction:

Take a sauté pan, add oil and let it heat. Then add the chicken thighs and let the chicken take a golden color. Don’t cook the chicken all the way! Remove the chickens after they turn golden. Now you shall sauté the onions. Add the turmeric and pepper. After a few minutes pour in the chicken stock and verjuice into your pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low levels and return the chicken back the pan. Add salt and close the lid. After 15 minutes remove the lid and add saffron and rose water and stir. Keep in mind not to overuse rosewater since it has a strong smell. Add the spinach and mint and then add the grinded pistachio kernels. Serve this dish with rice. Enjoy!

Persian chicken with pistachios
  • Lemon saffron roasted pistachios (snack)

Pistachios are a healthy and nutritional nut and can be used as a table snack. Raw pistachios have a strong nutty taste, hence, people prefer roasted pistachios as a snack.

The ingredients you need:

  • 3 cups of shelled raw pistachios
  • The juice of 3 lemons
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • A pinch of saffron

A quick instruction:

Preheat the oven to 325 Fahrenheit degrees which is equivalent to 160 Celsius degrees. Mix all the ingredients together until all pistachios are coated. Spread the pistachios on the baking tray on a baking sheet and let in bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Let the pistachios cool. If you are interested in pistachios, we suggest you read 6 Advantages of Iranian Pistachio Varieties article.

Lemon saffron roasted pistachios

To sum it up

If you are starting a healthy lifestyle and you need a superfood in your diet, Pistachio can be the perfect choice for you. If you are looking for high quality Iranian pistachios online, you can check out Kourosh foods website as one of the best pistachio suppliers in Iran and producers of all kind of Iranian nuts. Don’t miss out on this nutritious nut and add it to your daily consumption list.

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