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Chekdermeh, a traditional Torkaman food in NE Iran

Chekdermeh or Chegdermeh is a Turkmen traditional food that is cooked simultaneously with rice, meat (usually mutton or lamb), tomato paste or tomato, and onions with oil, water, and add-ons such as salt and pepper.

In addition to more popular Iranian foods that are known as national dishes of Iran, there are many foods that belong to different regions across the country; dishes that have raised from a specific climate, culture, custom. 

Here we are going to make you familiar with an Iranian delicious food, which is a traditional food cooked in Golestan Province, Bandar Torkaman, and Aq Qala. It is very much like the estanboli-polo of Tehran and is cooked in a traditional pot called ghazan. This Torkamani food is prepared easily and quickly.



Rice: 700 grams

Chopped mutton: half a kilo

Tomato paste: 2 to 3 tablespoons

Chopped onion: 1 medium

Water: 1 liter (4 cups)

Salt, black pepper, turmeric, and pilaf spices: as needed

Oil: To the extent necessary

Preparation Method:

First, wash the rice and soak it in water and salt for a few hours.

Put a suitable pot on the heat and pour some oil in it to heat.

Then pour the chopped onions into the oil and fry until the onions turn golden. After frying the onions, add the chopped meat and fry well.

Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of tomato paste, some salt, pepper, and other spices to the onion and roasting meat and fry.

Then pour a liter of water into the pot and turn up the heat to bring the water to a boil. Then turn down the heat and let the meat cook slowly.

After the meat is fully cooked and the meat juices are low, take the soaked rice out of the water and pour it into the pot of cooked meat. Measure the water so that it does not boil. After boiling the rice, brew it. First, increase the heat a little so that the rice evaporates, and then lower the heat so that the rice cooks well.

Put the cooked rice in the desired dish.


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Chekdermeh, a traditional Torkaman food in NE Iran
Chekdermeh, a traditional Torkaman food in NE Iran
Chekdermeh, a traditional Torkaman food in NE Iran
Chekdermeh, a traditional Torkaman food in NE Iran