local food of Yazd

Get acquainted with the local food of Yazd

Yazidis are one of the happiest people in Iran. Yazd local food has a high variety and very good taste. From the very beginning, when you enter the city of Yazd, you feel completely that the people of this city have preserved the Iranian originality and tradition; This originality can be seen in both the flavors and the architecture of the city!

The city of Yazd has local food for every taste. However, during the day you stay in this city, you can try new food. Some of Yazd’s traditional dishes are served in the city’s restaurants, and some are in local cuisines. Yazd restaurants are located in the tourist areas of this city. Therefore, tourists can both see the sights of Yazd and enjoy the unique taste of the food of this city.


Steams; The most famous local food of Yazd

Some of the traditional dishes of the cities have become famous all over Iran and for this reason many people do not know exactly which region this food belongs to. Yazd stews are also usually cooked in many homes. But tasting these stews in Yazd has a different taste!

Chickpea mince, stew with different beans

In traditional Iranian recipes, stuffing is stewed with meat and beans in its composition. Over time, ground beef and mutton or beef became the most popular type of stew. For this reason, many people think that only this type of stuffing is cooked in Iran.


Chickpea stuffing is one of the local dishes of Yazd and its difference with ordinary stuffing is that it has chickpeas instead of chickpeas. Seasonings such as cinnamon, cardamom, lemongrass and saffron are also used in the composition of this stew. Yazdi stuffing, like other stews, is served with plain rice or saffron, and fried potatoes are placed next to it.


Fasanjan Yazdi or Matnijah, a little different from the famous Iranian Fosanjan

Fosanjan is also one of the stews that is cooked in different ways; But only one of its methods is known. Fosanjani, also known as Matanijah, is one of the traditional dishes of Yazd.

Fasanjan Yazdi or Matnijah, a little different from the famous Iranian Fosanjan

Fosanjan is also one of the stews that is cooked in different ways; But only one of its methods is known. Fosanjani, also known as Matanijah, is one of the traditional dishes of Yazd. In addition to meat, walnut kernels, pomegranate paste and other ingredients of ordinary fesnjan, beets, apples or apricots or plums are also included.


Some Yazidi families also add condiments such as cardamom to this food. The use of seasoning in Fosanjan Yazdi and its acidity depends on the taste of people. If you like this food sour, you should add more pomegranate paste to it. But if you prefer sweet fennel, less pomegranate paste and a little sugar will give you the taste you want.


Apple stew, a special type of stuffed stew

Apple stew is one of the foods that is cooked in different cities; But Yazd has registered this food in its name. This stew contains minced ingredients such as cobs, meat, lemongrass, tomato paste and tomatoes. In addition, sweet apples, saffron, cinnamon and other condiments are used in apple stew.


The basics of cooking apple stew are like ordinary stuffing. Apples should be cooked in the stew for the last hour and change its taste. The charm of the taste of local food in Yazd is that it is compatible with almost any taste and there are few people who do not like the local food of this city.


Plum stew, Majlisi food in local cuisine of Yazd

It is one of the seasonal fruits of Iran and for this reason, stew is usually cooked in autumn. Of course, it can be frozen and cooked in other seasons of the year. But we all know that food with fresh fruits and vegetables has a different taste! Some of the local dishes of Yazd are mostly served in gatherings. Plum stew is also one of these foods.



Plum stew is a sweet and sour food. Depending on their taste, the cooks cook this stew with beef, mutton or chicken and turkey. The seasonings for the stew are plums, lemon juice, tomato paste and sugar.


Ashkeneh Yazdi, a unique type of Ashkeneh

One of the characteristics of Yazidis is that they cook many Iranian dishes in their own style. For this reason, the names of many local dishes of Yazd are familiar to us, but we do not know how to cook them. The cooking method of Ashkeneh Yazdi is as simple as other types of Ashkeneh and it is prepared in a short time.


Potatoes, onions, dried or wet fenugreek, flour and spices are the ingredients needed to cook Ashkeneh Yazdi. Some chefs recommend adding tomato paste and some lentils to the recipe for a better taste.


Chickpea meatballs, a delicious traditional food of Yazd

Meatballs are one of the most delicious Iranian dishes that are cooked in a unique way in each city. Among different types of meatballs, Tabriz and Yazd meatballs are more famous. To cook traditional Yazd chickpea dumplings, you need minced meat, chickpea flour, fragrant vegetables (usually fresh) and spices.


The meatballs should be medium in size so that they are both cooked and easy to serve. Cooking this traditional Yazd food requires special skills. Because if it is not kneaded well or its water is too much, it will disappear and lose its round shape. So it is better to taste Yazdi chickpea meatballs in the best traditional restaurants of Yazd.


Rice meatballs, a combination of Turkish and Yazdi cuisine

We have already said that the main origin of Kufteh is Tabriz and the Turkish-speaking region of Iran. But Yazidis cook this food in their own way and for this reason, rice dumplings are known as one of the traditional foods of Yazd.

To prepare Yazdi rice dumplings, we need minced meat, chickpea flour, rice, aromatic vegetables, cobs, walnuts, barberry, Bukhara plums and spices. Cooking Majlisi rice dumplings is not an easy task and only skilled chefs can maintain the desired taste and appearance of the food. But if you eat rice dumplings cooked by a professional chef, you will experience one of the most enjoyable flavors.


Ingredients include minced meat, rice, dumplings, chickpeas, chickpea flour, walnuts, raisins, prunes and spices. The method of cooking Yazdi rice dumplings is no different from other dumplings.


Carrot meatballs, a joint dish of Yazd and Kermanshah

Yazd shares food with many Iranian cities. Kermanshah carrot meatballs are more famous than Yazdi meatballs. But the method of cooking this type of meatball in the style of the Yazidis also gives a good taste to the food. Carrot meatballs do not require rice and its ingredients include chickpea flour, carrots, minced meat, eggs and spices. The sauce for this type of meatball is also cooked using paste, sugar, lemon juice and spices.

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