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Torshi Hafte Bijar Recipe Step by Step Guide +5 Tips

Torshi hafte bijar is one of those pickles that can be found in the homes of the people of northern Iran. Usually, sir torshi and torshi haft bijar are a staple on the table of people in the country’s north.

As a child, I always waited for the fall season to come and make pickles in the yard.

The smell of cabbage and vegetables filled the whole yard. As children, it was very enjoyable for us to gather together and make this pickle.

But, unfortunately, we don’t have time with today’s lives anymore, and we have to buy pickles from markets. But in this article, I brought a recipe to easily prepare torshi hafte bijar at home and enjoy it.

hafte bijar torshi recipe

Torshi hafte bijar Ingredients:

Pickled vegetables including (tarragon, savory, mint, coriander and parsley)  200 grams
pickled potatoes 3 pcs
Celery a stalk
Cauliflower 1 medium
Carrots 4 medim pcs
Cucumber 6 mediun pcs
eggplants 3 pcs
Hot green peppers 100 grams
White or red vinegar as needed
Coriander seeds  3 tablespoons
Turmeric powder 2 tablespoons
Black seed 2 tablespoons
Salt 4 to 5 tablespoons
Garlic  3 cloves

Instruction:

1. First, we wash all the ingredients such as cauliflower and eggplant to cucumber and carrot. Then we cut them into suitable sizes.

add Cauliflower

I let all the ingredients dry completely, and I make sure they are completely dry. For better drying, we take a large clean cloth, pour the ingredients on it and put it in a colander to dry.

add garlic to pickled

2. Then after drying, chop all the ingredients into suitable pieces.

3. Then we put the vegetables together in a food processor or chop them. I put it in a food processor, which is easier. I also separate the celery stalks and eat the celery leaves with the vegetables.

mix ingredient in mixer

4. Put all the chopped ingredients in a large container and sprinkle coriander seeds, black seeds and salt on them and mix well with a spoon until all the ingredients are combined. Mix all the spices we have and mix with the ingredients.

5. We bring the container or containers that we have completely washed and dried beforehand. I use plastic containers with lids that are transparent and the inside is clear. Then we add the mixed ingredients to the container little by little.

We press them with our hands to reduce the distance between them. Then we pour vinegar on the ingredients until the container is full.

spices for torshi hafte bijar

 

add pickled ingredients to container

add vinegar to mix

6. Close the lid of the pickles completely so that air does not penetrate into them. Place the containers in a dry and cool place away from sunlight. After a week to 10 days, your Torshi Haft Bijar is ready and you can drink it.

enjoy torshi hafte bijar with various Iranian dishes, such as loobia polo, dampokhtak, and any food you like.

Close the lid of the container

How to serve torshi hafte bijar?

In Iran, pickles are usually served with any Persian food. In restaurants in northern Iran, you can see pickles next to all the dishes. torshi haft bijar is usually used with rice dishes.

Very common foods are various types of pilaf, abgoosht, and kale pache. You can eat this pickle as part of a mezze platter.

Related: Persian pickled cucumber.

Health Benefits of Pickled Vegetables:

According to the vegetables in the pickle, it contains many vitamins and minerals useful for the body. In addition, the presence of vinegar is very useful for better digestion of food in addition to fatty foods.

Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, which is in the Brassicaceae (or mustard) family. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed.

Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh is sometimes called “curd” (with a similar appearance to cheese curd).[1] The cauliflower head is composed of a white inflorescence meristem.

sourced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauliflower

Notes for torshi hafte bijar:

Notes for torshi haft bijar:

  • The most important point in preparing this pickle is to wash the ingredients and more importantly, to dry them. If the pickle ingredients are not completely dry, it will cause the pickle to mold
  • After using the pickle, do not return the pickle juice to the pickle container
  • Use a clean spoon to remove the pickle from the container; and a dirty spoon will cause the pickle to mold
  • Be sure to pour vinegar to the size of the entire container and cover all the ingredients
  •  Torshi hafte bijar spice is also important to pay attention to and be poured completely and properly.

Conclusions:

Torshi haft bijar is a traditional Iranian pickle that is very easy to make and can be made in one day. It is an excellent pickle with all vegetables and herbs, delicious and full of vitamins and nutrients.

This pickle is served with Iranian dishes such as sabzi polo ba mahi and adas polo.

FAQ

1. What is the main ingredient in torshi hafte bijar?

Cauliflower and all kinds of summer herbs and vegetables are the main ingredients of this pickle.

2. How long does it take to prepare this pickle?

With this method that I explained, it takes 24 hours to prepare this delicious pickle.

3. What foods are Torshi Hafte Bijar served with?

This pickle is served with loobia pol, dampokhatak, and kalam polo shirazi.

4. What kind of container should we use for pickles?

Usually, plastic containers with large lids or glass containers with small lids are suitable for small volumes.

5. How should I make torshi hafte bijar a bit spicy?

You can use a few red peppers and add black pepper to make Haft Bijar pickle spicy.

pic sourced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlEqrr_Pzsk

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Chef Haghighi

I am Chef Haghighi with ten years of cooking experience and setting up many restaurants and fast food in Iran and Turkey. I am interested in writing recipes on my website. I have the TCA international culinary qualification.

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4 Comments

    1. This pickle is made from 7 kinds of fruits and 7 kinds of vegetables along with 7 kinds of spices and because of this it is known as Haft Bijar pickle.

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