Roman-beans dish, for the love of the good old days



This is a side dish and a favorite chaser or mazeh among many Iranians; it goes particularly well with the Iranian hard liquor, aragh. A mazeh should be spicy and delicious of course, and should ideally contain a lot of protein. Charcoal-grilled lamb’s liver (jegar) for instance is another renowned mazeh. In Iran, Kidney beans dish is by tradition prepared and sold by restaurant, bars (when we had them) and street venders. However, khoraak looia is very easy to prepare at home; it is nutritious, tasty and always good to have as a side dish, or even on its own.

Ingredients: <>Roman beans (or kidney beans), 1 cup. Red or white onion, 1 large, diced. Tomato paste, 2 tbsp Lime juice, 2 tbsp. , mustard, ¼ of tbsp., salt, pepper, and cooking oil, and water as required.

Read the rest of this entry »