Kueftah Riza Recipe

This dish was requested by a good friend of mine. After speaking with our Chef and much research, we came up dry. Lucky me I have a good friend named Sevak, who’s mother’s recipe has stuck with him and he was glad to share! This is an armenian style meatball dish. Please follow these easy directions to make yourself some Kueftah Riza! Continue reading


Abgoosht Recipe (Persian Beef Stew Recipe)

The literal translation for this dish is “water of beef.” It is prepared as a stew, once cooked, the solids are separated from the broth, mashed, then served along side the broth. There is something so satiating about this dish, it warms you from the inside-out. Traditionally, sheets of flat bread (lavash or pita) are dried and cut into small pieces and served in the broth. The mash is eaten on it’s own with fresh herbs (mint, basil, scallions, cilantro etc.), or it is rolled in a piece of lavash bread. Any way you choose to enjoy this dish is guaranteed to please a cold, hungry, crowd.¬† Continue reading


Ghormeh-Sabzi Recipe (Persian Herb Stew Recipe)

Ghormeh-Sabzi, either you love it…or there’s something wrong with you! This is a heirloom recipe, one in which has been for hundreds of years. Serve over a bed of Basmati Rice, or on some tahdig and you can’t go wrong! Continue reading


Jarko Recipe (Pot Roast Recipe)

Let’s talk beef. We have a few options when it comes to the cut of meat we use.
The beauty of this dish is that we transform an inexpensive cut of beef into
something divine. Continue reading

Main Dish, Recipes, Serve With Rice

Katlet Recipe


I personally love Katlet! But it may seem to most that it is a hard dish to make. Let me be the first to tell you that its much easier than it looks!! Here is a simple recipe to follow to make yourself some Katlet just like mom used to make! Continue reading

Main Dish, Recipes

Salad Shirazi Recipe

Who doesn’t love this traditional persian salad that takes no more than 10 minutes to make! Great addition to any meal, personally I love using it as a side dish to Karmeer Pilaf. Continue reading

Recipes, Salad, Side Dish

Eggplant Ikra Recipe

Every meal needs a few side dishes. One of my favorites comes in the form of Ikra. This dish is made in many different ways but here is one of my favorite preparations of it. I learned how to do this by watching my father for many years and enjoying the fruits of his labor. Continue reading

Recipes, Salad, Side Dish

Yellow Curry Recipe

A plating option over Basmati Rice

This is one of my favorite dishes from my childhood. It is not classically Armenian, however, I know that many of you will agree, you loved it every time it was prepared by Mom/Grandma. Continue reading

Khoresht, Main Dish, Recipes, Serve Over Rice

Basmati Rice with Tahdig Recipe

Rice is not just a simple side dish in our homes, it forever has a place on all of our tables. Something as simple as basmati rice actually involves practice and an understanding of the grain.  Housewives spend years perfecting the art of rice cookery, my goal is to help you master it in no time. Continue reading

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Traditional Koo-Koo Recipe (Herb Omelet)

Twice a year we enjoy this dish which is usually accompanied by smoked white fish and basmati rice.
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Holiday, Main Dish, Recipes, Serve Over Rice