Being A Recipe Busy Body!

Imagine being a 9 year old little girl telling your grandmother, who had flown over from Iran and was stood cooking in your aunts kitchen ‘you are doing that wrong!’…..

My Little Persian Koteletes (potato saffron and mince meat patties)

Although the name suggests ‘lamb cutlets’ these couldn’t actually be further from them. They are little potato and saffron meat patties that look like little hamburgers but taste similar to Kabab. They can be served with rice and salad or with hot fresh lavash. I enjoy them both ways and can eat them by the dozen!

My Little Persian Kitchens Nan ‘e’ Keshmeshi (raisin cookies)

Another request from a follower are these gorgeous delicate little raisin cookies. They are lovely with a strong cup of Persian Chai and keep well in the fridge for a few weeks. Be careful though they are so easy to eat you could easily consume an entire plateful before you know it!

My Little Persian Kitchen & The Copping’s BBQ Leg of Lamb

Now then, this is not my own recipe I am sad to say, however as soon as I tasted it I had to share it with as many people as I could! So from our friends table, to yours…. And thanks to Gem & Tim for sharing the recipe with me 🙂

My Little Persian Kitchen’s Window Cookies – Nan e Panjerehi

My grandmother was a wonderful women. She had a huge heart and amazing spirit. She loved to cook and her cooking was incredible! To this day when my dad cooks he references her cooking and sometimes he will taste something that catches him off guard and you can see it brings back memories of his mum, my mamanie, and he smiles.

My Little Persian Kitchen – Red Pepper Hummus

Not to brag but my hummus is pretty good. It has everything you would expect from a good hummus. It is garlicky, smoky, creamy and in no way at all dry, dense or sticky. It is also super easy to make and keeps for at least a week in the fridge and cheaper than buying shop bought.

My Little Persian Kitchen’s BBQ Time – Joojeh Kabab 

The arrival of this lovely weather that we have been having lately has encouraged my husband to give his BBQ a bit of TLC. This outdoor grill has had lot’s of attention. They have spent hours together in the garage catching up about how much they have missed each other, how cold it has been and how cooking indoors just isn’t the same as the lovely smokiness you get from an outdoor grill.

My Little Persian Kitchen’s Lemon & Yoghurt cake

This one is a request from one of my followers. It is a delicious dense, moist cake with a lovely delicate flavour and super easy to make. I haven’t made it in ages and wanted a fresher picture than the one I posted on instagram months ago so I decided to make it again this morning before work as I was woken early by birdsong…literally!