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Top 10 Iranian Street Food

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Iranian Street Food Delights

The extremely diverse Iranian street foods owe their origin to the extensively distinctive culinary traditions prevailing in the nation. These street fares are nutritious, healthy, and delicious. Simple, colorful, and tasty, these foods offer magnificent treats to the food lovers. Here are some of the delightful Iranian street food offerings…

 

10 Interesting Iranian Street Food Delights

 

1. Falafel

Falafel

This is a Middle Eastern deep-fried snack prepared by mashing chickpeas or other lentils such as fava beans. While it is a traditionally served as a filling for pita bread, it can also be consumed as a snack. Toasted with sesame seeds, these crunchy croquette-like eats make a great munch.

 

2. Persian Pizza

Persian Pizza

While there is quite a massive difference between the classic Italian pizza and the Persian Pizza, the latter is one of the popular street foods of Iran. If you look at it closely, you will find out that it is actually the pita, which has been offered with various toppings. Try them!

 

3. Aash-e Gandom

In simple words, this is a Persian stew. Simple, healthy, and nutritious, the soup comes with the goodness of spinach, wheat, beans peas, as well as lentils. Flavored with black pepper, this makes a good warmer for the cold wintry days.

 

4. Halim

Halim

Also called as Haleem, this is a soup sharing a robust resemblance with porridge. A homogenous, rich soup, it is prepared with wheat and pounded meat. Turkey, goose, or lamb is commonly used. Flavored with cinnamon powder, it is an unavoidable ingredient of the Ramadan meals.

 

5. Shish Kebab

Chelow Kebab

This is one of the most popular Iranian street food delights. Meat, along with fruits and vegetables, are marinated, skewered, and grilled to perfection. These, in general, are served with rice under the name of Chelo Kebab.

 

6. Shawarma

Shawarma

It can be called as the Middle Eastern sandwich. Shaved beef, lamb, or beef are wrapped in pita bread along with pickles, tomatoes, and lettuces.

 

7. Persian Saffron Ice Cream

Persian Saffron Ice Cream

Check out for this saffron-flavored cold treat! It just tastes fabulous!

 

8. Iranian Bread

Iranian Bread

A thin tortilla-like Iranian delicacy, it is quite stretchy and chewy. Just take a bite and slowly chew it down. Ask for the mindboggling Iranian dishes to enjoy a filling meal.

 

9. Corn On The Cob

Corn On The Cob

A healthy, delicious Iranian street food, you can indulge in this roasted corn without any guilt. Found very commonly during the winters, it is a comfort food with a healthy twist.

 

10. Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup

Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup

A cold herb soup prepared using cucumber and raisins, it forms an inevitable part of an Iranian meal. Accompanied by grilled bread, this diluted yogurt soup is definitely a treat for the palate.

 

While it is a well-known and well-accepted fact that you should eat at an Iranian’s residence to experience the true culture of the nation, you can catch a glimpse of this amazing cuisine from the various Iranian street food delights as well.

 

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michele roohani's picture
Falafel and Shawarma are not Persian foods - check out your facts first!
Falak Ibrahim's picture
Shawarma is always a personal favourite. Have tried numerous variations when I'm at home, some were good and others were a mishap. But the ones which I always miss are those which are sold on the streets of Iran...
Top 10 Iranian Street Food