Shiraz can be introduced as one of the important historical cities of Iran. This city is one of the leading cities in our country in terms of culture and literature. But in addition to its rich history and literature, the city also has very tasty traditional food that can not be easily overlooked. The variety of traditional Shirazi food is very large. So get acquainted with them before traveling to Shiraz. So that, on your first trip to this historic city, you can taste the food you want. Shiraz becomes one of the most attractive cities in Iran, especially in May. The aroma of its oranges takes the intelligence away from everyone. Certainly, in a place like Shiraz, going to a restaurant and eating local food is one of the most attractive and memorable parts of your trip.
About Shirazi food
Shiraz, like other parts of Iran, has many traditional dishes due to its ancient history. But what makes it different from the traditional food of other cities in Iran can be considered as delisious and colorful food. Tourists who have tasted the traditional Shirazi food, it is impossible to forget its taste and color. The people of Shiraz have special eating habits. They are more interested in eating in green spaces. You will find Shirazi lemon in autumn along with their food. The meat that Shirazis use in their food is mostly in the form of small meat balls.
Shiraz has a variety of pilafs (rice) that are made of fresh and nutritious materials. Shirazi Polo is one of the most famous pilafs and foods of Shiraz. A beautiful and fragrant food that has many fans and is quite appetizing. Ingredients for making this dish are rice, chicken, barberry, saffron, eggplant and yogurt. Shirazi Polo is one of those foods that you can not go to Shiraz and not try it. Its very beautiful with delicious taste, that it is very much appreciated by tourists.
Shekar Polo ( sweet pilaf )
Many of the Shirazi foods are sweet. This is because people enjoy the sweet taste in food. If you like sweet foods, try this delicious pilaf for Shirazis. Ingredients for making this dish are rice, sugar, pistachios, almonds, tangerine peel and saffron. The color, appearance and taste of this food will whet your appetite so much that you can not resist the second plate. Usually, the people of Shiraz make Gheymeh stew with this rice and serve it. It is not bad to know that Shekar Polo is considered as the main votive food in the gatherings and holy days of Ramadan. If you travel to Shiraz, do not forget to eat this authentic Shirazi food, Shekar Polo.
Havij Polo ( rice with carrot )
Havij Polo is another traditional and sweet food of Shiraz. This food has many fans and we see its cooking in other provinces as well. If you taste Havij Polo for once, you will definitely fall in love with its pleasant taste. Preparing this traditional food of Shiraz is not a difficult task, but you should leave time for it and show interest. Carrots, rice, sugar, saffron, cinnamon, salt, pepper and meat balls are the most important ingredients in the preparation of Havij Polo. The presence of saffron in this food will make it colorful and fragrant. You can use sliced almonds and pistachios to decorate and make Havij Polo more delicious. But do not forget to eat Shirazi salad with it.
Kalam Polo ( rice with cabbage )
A local food that is one of the traditional foods of Shiraz but is also you can eat in other cities. Ingredients for making this dish are cabbage, rice, onion, chickpea flour, meat balls and vegetables. The aroma of this food comes from its fragrant vegetables which include dill, leek, basil and tarragon. This food uses a lot of nutrients that make it one of the healthiest foods. If you are a fan of healthy and nutritious food, you can taste it safely. The recipe for this dish is very easy. So that you can easily make it at home and enjoy its unique flavor. Especially since eating this food with Shirazi salad is very hearty.
Loobia Polo Shirazi ( rice with bean )
Loobia Polo is another traditional food of Shiraz that has a wonderful taste and aroma. Of course, this food is prepared in most cities of Iran. But the difference between Loobia Polo Shirazi can be said to be the use of beans. This traditional food of Shiraz, along with beans, also depends on meat and vegetables for cooking. The use of these raw materials shows well that Loobia Polo Shirazi is one of the healthiest traditional foods in Shiraz. It is not bad to know that using chicken instead of meat in preparing this food is common and has a delicious taste. Beans, meat or chicken, rice, dill, saffron, salt, pepper and cinnamon can be introduced as the raw materials of this traditional Shirazi food. Each can have a great impact on the taste of food.
Ash Sabzi Shirazi
One of the traditional dishes of Shiraz is Ash Sabzi. Ash Sabzi has become very popular among tourists due to its extraordinary taste. It is more common to eat Ash Sabzi for breakfast. Also during the holidays, it will always be on the table of Shirazis. This Ash Sabzi is so delicious and tasty that people and even travelers form long queues to buy it behind the shops. Although you can find Ash Sabzi all over Iran, but Ash Sabzi Shirazi has its own popularity and special features. We suggest that you try it during your trip to Shiraz. Rice, lentils, peas, cinnamon, meat, white beans, leeks, tarragon and dill are the most important ingredients in this dish.
Koofteh Sabzi Shirazi ( Shirazi vegetable meatballs )
Koofteh Sabzi Shirazi is another traditional food of this city. Its pleasant taste and aroma are extraordinary. This meatball is larger than other meatballs. Eating this traditional Shiraz food along with vegetables and hot bread is really enjoyable. Minced meat, onion, pea, tarragon, coriander, dill, savory and leek are the most important raw materials for preparing this delicious meatball. This traditional food of Shiraz is a great option for those who care about their health.
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