Chelow kabab

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Chelow Kebab
Kebab Bakhtyari.jpg
Chelow Kebab Bakhtyari
Course Main
Place of origin  Iran
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Rice and kebab
Cookbook: Chelow Kebab  Media: Chelow Kebab

Chelow Kebab (Persian: چلوکبابčelow-kabāb [tʃelowkæˈbɒːb]) is an Iranian dish consisting of cooked rice (čelow) and one of the many varieties of Iranian kebab.[1] It is considered as the "national dish" of Iran,[2][3] and was probably created by the time of the Qajar dynasty.[1]

Chelow Kebab is served with accompaniments such as butter, sumac powder, basil, onions, grilled tomatoes, and egg yolk.[1] The traditional beverage accompanied with chelow kabab is doogh,[1] an Iranian yogurt-based drink, sometimes made of carbonated water.

In the old bazaar tradition, the rice and accompaniments are served first, immediately followed by the kebabs, which are threaded on skewers, as well as a piece of flat bread (typically lavash).[4] A skewer is placed directly on the rice and while holding the kabab down on the rice with the bread, the skewer is quickly pulled out.

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  1. ^ a b c d "ČELOW-KABĀB". Encyclopædia Iranica. V. p. 125. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Restaurant review: Apadana, Huddersfield". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. June 21, 2013. Archived from the original on December 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "A Maple Syrup Mecca for Iran's Gays". The Daily Beast. August 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Batmanglij, Najmieh (2007). A Taste of Persia: An Introduction to Persian Cooking. I.B. Tauris. p. 54. 

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