Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Persian Fresh Herb Mix (Sabzi Khordan) سبزی خوردن

It's about time I introduced you to the quintessential Persian side dish, sabzi khordan. What it is, is basically an assortment of different herbs trimmed, washed, and beautifully arranged on a platter. It is eaten as an accompaniment to many Persian dishes and sandwiches. I have given a sneak peak preview of it on couple of my previous posts here and here.
Beside being a side dish, sabzi khordan also serves as a very nostalgic breakfast or afternoon snack. Wrapped in  Persian flat bread along with some feta and walnuts, the herbs makes for a very refreshing snack after a siesta. 
To prepare sabzi khordan, it's better if you use the Persian equivalent of most herbs like parsley, basil or mint. Persian herbs are more tender and smaller compared to their Western counterparts. You can purchase Persian herbs from most Middle Eastern stores.

One bunch each of the following herbs

Persian basil (reyhaan)
Persian mint (naanaw)
Garlic chives (tareh)
Persian watercress (shawhi or taretizak)
Tarragon (tarkhoon)
Persian parsley (jaafari)
Green onions (piazcheh)
Radishes (torobcheh)

Remove the tough stems and any yellow part of the herbs. Remove the green parts of the green onions and leaves from the radishes.
Cut four slices into the radishes from tips to about 1/2 inch of the bottom so the four slices remain attached. Depending on the size of your green onions cut 2 or more slices into the green onions about 1/3 of the length. The more cuts you make in the green onions the more beautiful it'll look.
Soak all herbs along with radishes and green onions in a very large bowl with plenty of water for about 20 minutes. You need plenty of water and room in the bowl so that the herbs rise to the top and there is room for the dust and mud to sink to the bottom.
Gently transfer the herbs to a colander without disturbing the water. Rinse out the water and clean the bowl. Repeat the soaking and rinsing step until there's no mud at the bottom of the bowl. The segments in the radishes and green onions will open up and start to look like florets.
Spread the herbs on a clean towel and let them dry.
Arrange on a large platter and serve.

بلاخره وقتش رسید که یک پست برای خواننده های غیر ایرانی در مورد سبزی خوردن بزارم. از اونجایی که فکر نمیکنم هیچ کدوم از شما خواننده های عزیز ایرانی به دستور سبزی خوردن احتیاج داشته باشین، مواد لازم سبزی خوردن رو برای شما پست نکردم. امیدوارم به دل نگیرین


  1. سلام ادمین هنرمند
    وبلاگتون رو امروز دیدم
    تبریک میگم به خاطر اینهمه سلیقه
    با اجازتون لینکتون میکنم
    تو خوشمزه خونه کوچیکم تا بیشتر پیگیر مطالبتون باشم
    فقط اینکه اینجا امکان عضویت وجود نداره ظاهرا

  2. The holes present will allow liquid to flow out of the bowl and yet, it is too small for the solid to pass through. stainless steel colander



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