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20 Persian Foods To Blow Your Taste Buds Away

For those who haven't experienced the amazing flavors of Iran, you've been missing out. And no, hummus is not Persian food.

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6. Kashke Bademjan

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At an Iranian meal, you don't look for the bread and butter. You look for the bread and eggplant. With fried onions, eggplant, and herbs, this creamy spread beats butter any day.

10. Zereshk Polo

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If you're a "dessert before dinner" kind of person, you'll love this dish. A sweet mix of rose water, barberries, and rice, with savory chicken to balance everything out.

14. Kotlet

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Kotlet, cutlet — see what Iranians did there? This is basically an American beef cutlet with a Persian twist, adding potatoes and turmeric in the mix, and serving it in a lavosh bread sandwich with pickles and tomatoes.

18. Shole Zard

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Almonds, pistachios, saffron, rosewater, and cinnamon — not what you normally expect in rice pudding. But you can't have Persian rice pudding without a few extra ingredients!

19. Saffron Ice Cream

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Iranians give a whole new meaning to the term "ice cream sandwich". Taking saffron to a new level, this common dessert is a creamy, custard-based saffron ice cream. Served between thin wafers and sprinkled with pistachios, it's the perfect ice cream treat.

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