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Iran - soft drinks
Dough or Doogh
afghanistan
armenia
azerbaijan
iran
iraq
syria
tajikistan
Dawghe in aramean, Tahn in armenian
Dough or Doogh drink
© shopify.com
Dough or doogh is a popular drink made with yogurt, (sometimes sparkling) water, salt, pepper, and seasoned with dried mint. Doogh is the national drink of Iran and Armenia. Commercialized also in Azerba´jan, Afghanistan, Irak, Syria, Turkey, in the Balkans and in other countries of Middle-East and central Asia. (wikipedia). Add cucumber cubes to this drinkable yogurt to obtain a crispy texture.
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Sharbat sekanjebin
iran
Sharbat sekanjebin drink
© storyofakitchen.com
syrup made with water, vinegar syrup, mint leaves and grated cucumber. This syrup old of several centuries is accompanied by salad leaves for maximum freshness.



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Pomegrenate juice
azerbaijan
iran
israel
tajikistan
turkey
Pomegrenate juice drink
© satoriz.fr
refreshing and natural drink obtained from the freshly squeezed fruit.

Iran - vegetarian recipes
Stuffed vineleaves, Dolmeh barg, Dolma,Sarma
armenia
azerbaijan
greece
iran
israel
lebanon
ouzbekistan
russia
serbia
tajikistan
turkey
Stuffed vineleaves, Dolmeh barg, Dolma,Sarma recipe
© marmiton.org

This (important) recipe is known in so many countries...

Ingredients :
a jar of vineleaves, (2 leaves for each dolmeh)
basmati rice 3 cups
dried dill 3 tbsp
currants (soaked in a cup of water) 1 handful of
pine nuts 1 handful
juice of 2 lemons
dash of olive oil, salt

Recipe of stuffed vineleaves :
Wash and cook the rice with dried dill, a pinch of salt and a table spoon of oil.
When the water is almost evaporated, stir gently to divide up uniforml ... read next
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Fruit-roll, Lavashak
iran
lebanon
syria
armenia
azerbaijan
southafrica
usa
Fruit-roll, Lavashak recipe
© chichichoc.blogspot.com
Fruit-roll is a clever snack for children and adults. It is also a form of fruits storage during the cold season. In the persian cuisine fruits and vegetables are cooked together, fruit-roll (Lavashak) is often used as a kind of sauce. The recipe I describe here is the persian version using no suggar at all and is sour (whereas the american one si sweet). I must say the more delicious fruit-roll I ever ate is the south-african one, with exotic fruits (guava, mango, etc) !

Ingredients :
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Koukou Sabzi
iran
Koukou Sabzi recipe
© nutriholist.com
kind of fresh herbs omelette video see www.youtube.com (or kookoo) is served warm or cold as a trimming for a salad, or just with bread and yogurt.
Kookoo is a simple recipe that can be varied, replacing sabzi (fresh herbs) by potatoes, or carrots, or zucchini, etc and you will make potatoe kookoo or zucchini kookoo...

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Mirza Ghassemi
iran
Mirza Ghassemi recipe
© aashpazi.com
Easy persian recipe, to serve with fresh herbs and bread, ideal for a buffet.

Ingredients :
4 small eggplants
4 medium mature tomatoes
4 eggs
4 garlic cloves
curcuma, salt, black pepper, olive oil

Recipe of mirza Ghassemi :
steamcook the eggplant slices, let cool.
Fry the garlic cloves in the oil, add curcuma and the eggplants in the stove.
Smash with the wooden spoon. Cut the tomatoes into 4 and cook with.
After the tomatoes are cooked, crack the eggs d ... read next

Iran - dances
Bandari
iran
Bandari dance
© iranian.com
How to dance Bandari It's a dance of south Iran (persic golf). Dancers stand on a circle without holding hands, sometimes encouraging one of them to go to the center for a solo. The "port" dance (bandar) borrows elements to african and arabian dances like fast and jerked shoulder moves, head moves with hair throws, hip circles. The step is trivial but arms and hands movements are important. When hands are not joined, it allows greater improvisation and also the possibility to dance with o ... read next



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Kurdish
iran
kurdistan
Kurdish dance
© wikimedia.org
How to dance kurdish Kurdish dance is a group mixt dance similar to those of the Balkans. Often danced on an open circle, holding hands, on births, weddings, Newrouz (new year) and other ceremonies. This dance moves from left to right. The last dancer of the right holds a colored handkerchief in his right hand. His role is to give the tempo and supervise the group's coherence.
Movie : the Legend of love from Farhad Mehranfar 2000. see www.youtube.com ... read next

Iran - tales
Ali Baba and the forty thieves
iran
Ali Baba and the forty thieves tale
© wikimedia.org
Ali Baba is a folk tale added to the story collection One Thousand and One Nights in the 18th century by its French translator Antoine Galland. The hero of the tale is Morgiana, a clever slave-girl. Thanks to her quick-wittedness she saves Ali Baba's life many times and kills his enemies. The violent aspects of the story are often deleted for children. see www.storynory.com

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Khaleh sooske va agha mooshe
iran
Khaleh sooske va agha mooshe tale
© chimenbooks.com
Famous iranian folkloric tale, about the (unlikely) wedding of lady beatle with mister mouse ! Lady beatle refuses to marry the rich man her father recommends. She is looking for a sweet man, decent and suitable. see www.youtube.com

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Nokhodi
iran
Nokhodi tale
© DR
Baba pinedouz and mama jimjim were old and childless. One day God decides to give them a small pea-boy (nokhod) escaped from the soup ! Nokhodi is small but helpful and clever, and everybody in the village likes him. But problems appear and Nokhodi have to leave his beloved parents for a hazardous journey. Hopefully the Queen of the Ants is going to help him...




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Kadoo ghelghelezan or Rolling pumpkin
iran
Kadoo ghelghelezan or Rolling pumpkin tale
© DR
A wind blown dandelion seed arrives at an old lady's home to announce the birth of her grandchild. The old lady immediately sets out to go and see the newly born, but the road is long and dangerous and many obstacles await her.

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Nasr'eddin Hodja
algeria
azerbaijan
iran
morocco
ouzbekistan
tajikistan
tunisia
turkey
Nasr'eddin Hodja tale
© blogspot.com
also called Mollah Nasreddin or Djouha, this hero is usually sitting reverse on his donkey. His fame goes from the balkans to Mongolia ! His ingenious and buffoon teachings are translated in dozens languages.

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Shangool and Mangool
iran
Shangool and Mangool tale
© cinemas-utopia.org
Mother goat must leave the house to bring her babies some fresh herbs, but baby goats are naive and the wolf is looking out for... see www.youtube.com


Iran - movie
50 Kilo Albaloo
iran
50 Kilo Albaloo movie
© upera.shop
Iranian comedy movie directed by Mani Haghighi and released in 2016. see www.youtube.com (full version of the movie in persian)
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Persepolis
iran
Persepolis movie
© transmettrelecinema.com
released in 2007.



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Bab'Aziz
iran
tunisia
Bab'Aziz movie
© unblog.fr
released in 2005.
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Baran
iran
Baran movie
© offoffoff.com
released in 2001.
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