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Basil Seeds (Tokhm-Shar-Ba-Ti)

Basil Seeds (Tokhm-Shar-Ba-Ti), Popular Drinks Weight gain is an extremely important problem in the world. People try anything to lose some weight. From extreme diets to detox and green smoothies. Basil seed drinks are a delicious local favorite and easy way to lose weight. It suppresses appetite and helps the digestive system. The gel-like texture of [...]
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The Color of Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a deep-rooted part of local Persian culture. It’s used in every aspect of Persian cuisine. It even has some usage in traditional medicine. The circular fruit contains a cluster of little, red-hued, jewel-like juicy seeds. It can be prepared in a variety of ways (i.e. dried, pureed or even turned into a paste), [...]
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Halim

Good Morning Tehran Breakfast is the most important meal, it should be nutritious, appetizing and make you ready for the day. Iranians are famous for being early birds, they cherish a good breakfast and that’s why they tolerate standing in long lines to get Halim. It is a local food worth the effort and time. [...]
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Balal – You’ve never tried corn this way

There are different methods for cooking corn. Most countries boil and fry it of course. Local Iranians love cooking corn directly on charcoal. When it’s time to make Balal (corn), Persians fire up some charcoal in a grill then put the corn directly on the red embers. This method of cooking makes the most sensational [...]
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Khakshir – Iran’s Bubble Tea

Summer is a hot season in iran. Walking around in the crowded streets of Tehran can tire you and make you feel exhausted. Summers in Tehran lack humidity and the possibility of getting dehydrated is high. That’s why you need to try an old-fashion persian drink called khakshir (teff, a type of grass) to satisfy [...]
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