Dubai is one of the attractive and spectacular places in the world that many tourists travel to. This famous and heartwarming country is located near Iran, and most Iranians prioritize Dubai when choosing their trip. This also has its own reasons, including the luxury of travel compared to other foreign countries and its proximity to Iran. Many travelers on this trip prefer their Iranian taste to eating foreign food and like to eat Iranian food. Dubai has many Iranian restaurants where you can safely look for a delicious plate of authentic Iranian food. These restaurants are the best place for Iranians in Dubai to get to know each other.
Iranian Kebab (Koobideh)
Iranian Kebab (Koobideh) is one of the national dishes of Iran and one of the Iranian dishes whose main side dish is minced meat. This dish is mostly eaten with rice. Kebab is prepared with lamb, beef and poultry. The most popular kebab is made with mutton with enough fat to match the flavor of the onion. The authentic Iranian kebab is prepared with mutton, but nowadays this kebab is also cooked with beef.
It is interesting to know that this delicious Iranian food has entered Iran since the time of Naser al-Din Shah. It, in fact, came to Iran from the Caucasus, and later the royal family chefs changed the cooking method, and today’s kebab is known as a completely Iranian dish. It didn’t take long for this royal food to become a traditional and market food that soon became popular among the public.
“The aroma of Iran is felt from every restaurant in Duabi as you get hungry.”
Chicken with rice (Zereshk Polo)
Zershakpolo is one of the most famous dishes in Iranian cuisine, which is used as a special food in many ceremonies and restaurants. This food is usually made with chicken, lamb or cold meat, and sheep beef.
Vegetable Stew (Qormeh Sabzi)
Qormah sabzi is considered an original, ceremonial and historical dish for Iranians, and it is one of the most popular Iranian dishes in Dubai. The point in preparing Qorme Sabzi is that different recipes are used to prepare this popular dish, which is the difference in the structure of Qorme Sabzi. The most important thing in this dish is the ingredients and all the aroma of this delicious food is related to its vegetables. In order to know what are the vegetables are used, it should be said that a combination of greens., coriander, parsley, fenugreek and spinach are used in it.
“Tah Cheen” is one of the authentic Iranian dishes that is usually prepared with rice, chicken or meat and is number one choice of every Iranian food in Dubai. The very high popularity of “Tah Cheen” among the general public is due to its unique taste, moldy and very stylish shape. It is the food of ceremonies, gatherings and parties in addition to daily meals. This upscale Iranian dish is a must-eat in every menu.
Eggplant, mushroom, minced meat and potato are the most important food ingredients that can be used to make diverse types of “Tah Cheen.” Techin gheeme stew, Techin Qorme Sabzi and Techin Soltani are other delicious foods that have many fans.
Abgoosht or Dizi is one of the traditional and old dishes of Iran which is very popular among people. Abgoosht is cooked in different cities of the nation in special styles. This wonderful food is cooked from various ingredients such as meat, beans, etc. The broth is very nutritious because of the ingredients used in it. The history of Abgoosht dates back to the 9th century and has a special place on menus of restaurants in Dubai.
There are different ways to cook Abgoosht which is prepared in different cities and regions with different ingredients and spices. The most famous of which is Bezbash, Wheat, Bulghur, kashk, etc.
Fasanjoon stew or Fasanjan is one of the most traditional and delicious Iranian stews. The birthplace and its origin is from Gilan province in north of Iran. But because of its unique and delicious taste, it is cooked in most cities of Iran. This dish is usually made with meat or chicken for lunch and it is amongst the top three choice of every Iranian menu in Dubai.
In cooking this stew, walnut and sour pomegranate paste are used. It is also cooked with pistachio nut, or almond, sweet and sour pomegranate paste, and sour plum. It’s eaten along with small pieces of chicken or red meat and rice. Due to the various ingredients used in this stew, Fasanjan can have many different forms. Also, because the cooking process of this food was long and difficult in the past and its ingredients were not available to everyone, this food was considered as royal food. Although its aristocracy has been reduced today, it is still referred to as an elaborate food.
Sabzi-polo (Fish and Rice)
Rice has a special place in the table of Iranians, and for this reason, all kinds of dishes such as beans, barberry and noodles are abundantly seen in Iranian cooking. Sabzi Polo is one of the most delicious Iranian foods, which is usually eaten with fish, chicken or fried meat; But sabzi polo with fish is an important and special dish that is considered an important Iranian tradition to eat on the night of Nowruz Eid together. This stylish Iranian dish is seen on almost every menu in Dubai whose main customers delve into Iranian dishes.
Sabzi polo is made with rice, vegetables (leek, dill, parsley, coriander, fenugreek and fresh garlic), saffron, salt and oil, and it is a very special and nutritious food. Of course, some people prefer to serve this food with chicken or meat; but the common option to serve with Sabzi polo has been fish for a long time. White fish, salmon, stuffed fish and tilapia are among the fish that can be served with Sabzi polo.
Khoresht-e gheimeh is one of the most popular and delicious Iranian stews, which is almost the most popular among Nazri (a religious food) dishes. This stew is one of the most prevalent Iranian dishes, which is cooked in different ways and with different ingredients. This scrumptious food can be found in top Iranian restaurants in Dubai.
Among the most famous types of thid stew, we can mention potato stew, mixed rice stuffing and eggplant. The main ingredients of Khoresht-e gheimeh include meat, cobs, potatoes, Omani lemon, onion and tomato paste.
In some regions, in addition to the usual ingredients, stewed plums are also used to flavor this dish. Khoresht-e gheimeh is also cooked in Iraq, which is known as Najafi stew. However, the cooking method and ingredients of this stew are different from Iranian one.