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6 Best Persian foods with Pomegranate Paste in 2024

Persian foods with pomegranate paste are classified as sour and colorful foods. Iranian cuisine is famous for the use of different flavorings and spices.

One of these flavorings is pomegranate paste, which has a sweet and sour taste depending on the model and is black. Foods prepared with pomegranate paste are almost black and taste sour and sweet.

Among the best of these foods, we can mention Fesenjan, Akbar Joojeh, Morghe torsh, and Ghanbar Polo. Fesenjan is one of the most famous and popular of these foods.

The magical and delicious combination of pomegranate paste, powdered walnuts, which are cooked together and fried meat or fried chicken is placed on top and served with rice.

Stay with me in this article to introduce you 6 of the best Persian foods with pomegranate paste.

What is pomegranate paste?

Pomegranate paste(robe-anar) is a useful seasoning for Iranian foods, which is prepared by boiling and thickening pomegranate juice. Pomegranate paste has three different models: sour, sweet, and sweet.

Pomegranate molasses is a common ingredient used in Middle Eastern and North African cuisines. It’s often added to savory dishes to add a bit of sweetness and tangy flavor.

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Iranian foods prepared with pomegranate paste

Making different kinds of food with pomegranate paste allows you to benefit from the properties of this unique paste and try its attractive taste in different foods.

This seasoning is used in Iranian cuisine and in addition to its excellent taste and color, it has many properties such as vitamin C and blood purifier.

Iranian foods that are prepared with pomegranate paste are usually related to the north of Iran and the cities of Mazandaran and Gilan.

I will explain to you how to make food with pomegranate paste and in what foods it can be used.
I will also explain to you up to 6 of the best Iranian foods prepared with pomegranate paste.

Related: Persian food with saffron.

1. The number one Persian Food with Pomegranate paste: Fesenjan 

Fesenjan is one of the most traditional and oldest Iranian stews. This food, with its almost dark brown color and sour taste, is a regular part of Nowruz Eid parties and nights on Iranian tables.

The calculated and excellent combination is walnut powder, pomegranate paste, fried meat, or fried chicken. This authentic Iranian stew is usually prepared with sour pomegranate paste and served with Iranian rice.

fesenjoon with pomegranate sauce

2. Number two Persian foods with pomegranate paste: Akbar Joojeh

Akbar joojeh is one of the most popular and delicious Iranian foods prepared with pomegranate paste.

This delicious food, which is one of the most original Iranian foods, was invented by Ali Akbar Kalbadi and is one of the foods related to the north of Iran.

Young chickens are flavored with special spices and lemon juice. Then they are fried in butter and finally served with a special sauce made from pomegranate paste, walnuts, and garlic.

akbar joojeh with pomegranate paste

3. Number Three Persian foods with pomegranate paste: Ash anar

Ash anar is one of the traditional and authentic Iranian foods that has been served since the past, especially on Yalda night.

This soup belongs to the city of Shiraz and is prepared from a combination of beans, rice, vegetables, pomegranate, and pomegranate paste.

This soup is prepared in different ways, but in the Shirazi model, minced meat is also used in it. Due to its beautiful and interesting appearance, it is usually an ornament for special parties and celebrations in Iran.

To see how to prepare these foods, click on the name of the food to be directed to the recipe page.

Related: Persian food with Afghan food.

ash anar with pomegranate paste

4. Number Four Persian foods with pomegranate paste: Morgh torsh

Morgh Torsh or Sour chicken is a very delicious and sour food made from a combination of chicken and pomegranate paste.

This stew is also prepared in the northern cities of Iran, such as Gilan and Mazandaran, which have small differences.

Sour chicken is a combination of fried vegetables and fried or grilled chicken with pomegranate paste and walnuts, which are cooked together at the end and served with Iranian rice and Iranian pickles such as pickled garlic.

This food is almost similar to Fesenjan stew but with many changes, including the addition of vegetables and garlic.

morghe torsh ba robe anar

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5. Number Five Persian foods with pomegranate paste: Joojeh torsh

Joojeh Torsh is an authentic Iranian food and belongs to the city of Gilan in the north of Iran. Another food is a combination of chicken fillet and pomegranate paste.

This food is similar to Morgh Torsh but with some changes in cooking and ingredients.
Chicken fillet is combined with aromatic northern vegetables, pomegranate paste, onions, and walnuts and grilled on charcoal.

A great taste similar to saffron joojeh kabab, but with a sour taste and almost black color.
Sour chicken is one of the main foods in all restaurants in northern Iran and is very popular.
This food is served with Iranian rice and olives and pickled garlic can be used on the side.

joojeh torsh ba robe anar

6. Number Six Persian foods with pomegranate paste: Khoreh Morgh Nardoon

Khoresh morgh nardooni is a very delicious stew made of fried chicken, pomegranate, and pomegranate paste. Nardooni chicken stew is mostly prepared in autumn and winter and is a special food suitable for parties.

Due to the presence of pomegranates in autumn and winter, Khoresh morgh nardooni is also special for these two seasons.

It is a combination of fried chicken cooked in pomegranate juice with pomegranate and pomegranate paste.

This stew is served with Iranian rice or pilaf(Polow), and Iranian pickles such as pickled garlic can also be used.

khoresh morghe nardooni

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Conclusion

In this article, we reviewed 6 Persian foods with pomegranate paste. In conclusion, we concluded that Iranian foods are prepared with very interesting and delicious seasonings, which are rarely seen in other foods.

These foods mostly have a sour taste and are cooked in various forms of stew or kebab. Also, due to the presence of pomegranate paste, these foods have excellent properties of pomegranate fruit.

So for once, prepare one of these foods to fall in love with Iranian cuisine.

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