Zanjan traditional food called Piazoo keeps your stamina all day long

Piazoo, a traditional food usually made in the Iranian city of Zanjan, is yet another Persian dish that is worth trying.

Iran PressIran news: Piazoo looks like broth and is one of the oldest and most delicious meals in Iran’s Zanjan province.

Years ago, local women cooked the meals with onions, walnuts, tomatoes, lentils, dried apricots, and potatoes and served them when family members got together during the cold winter nights.


Lentils: 1 cup

Dried apricots and cherry plums: 1 cup

Tomato paste: 2 spoonfuls

Wheat flour or ground walnuts: 2 spoons

Oil: As much as necessary

Salt and turmeric: As much as necessary


First, rinse the dried apricots and cherry plums in warm water and leave them for some time. Fry chopped onions in a little oil. Then add wheat flour or ground walnuts.

After that, add tomato paste, salt and turmeric. Finally, add lentils. Add enough water and put the meal in the oven to boil.

Turn down the flame so that the lentils are cooked through. After the food is cooked, add the apricots and cherry plums. Their sour taste will give a special flavor to the food. Check that there is neither too little nor too much water. After the food is completely cooked, serve it and enjoy your meal.


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