Monday, March 20, 2006
Today is the first day of spring which means it's the Persian new year - eide shoma mobarak!
For our Noruz dinner we had baghali polo - which I made with veg "steak." Usually with Persian dishes I don't bother substituting anything because most of the stew dishes don't have a lot of meat. But this needed something besides the lima beans.
And as a good omen for the new year my "tadig" (the crust of rice that forms on the bottom of the pot) turned out perfectly (it's a rare achievement - trust me).
I served this with Wildwood plain soy yogurt, lavosh bread and some fresh mint (from the garden), green onions, cucumbers and tofu "feta" (tofu that has been in a salty brine for several days).
Posted by Guinnah at 8:04 PM