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Alternative namesTahcheen, tah-chin
TypeRice dish
Place of origin Iran (Persia)
Region or stateSemnan, Tehran, Fars and Kermanshah
Main ingredientsRice, chicken fillet, yogurt, saffron, egg

Tahchin (Persian: ته چین, Sorani Kurdish: کراشکە Kiraşke) is an Iranian rice dish primarily consisting of rice, yogurt, saffron, eggs and finally barberries (zereshk) are sprinkled on top.[1] Some versions of the dish are more elaborate, folding in chicken fillets, vegetables, fish, or red meat.[2] Tahchin can also be made with other ingredients such as walnuts and pomegranate. The texture of the crust depends on the type of rice that is used.[3]

Tahchin is composed of two different parts: the thin tahdig part which includes the chicken fillets, saffron, and other ingredients at the bottom of the cooking pot, and the second part which is white rice. In restaurants, tahchin is mostly prepared and served without white rice.

Types of Tahchin[edit]

Tahchin can be cooked in various ways such as:

Jaj Baraneh Tahchin is cooked in the same way in all cases. The bottom of the crease can be cooked both in the oven and on a gas flame. When pulling the bottom of the crease, it is better to put a little melted butter on the bottom.


  1. ^ Karizaki, Vahid Mohammadpour (2016-06-01). "Ethnic and traditional Iranian rice-based foods". Journal of Ethnic Foods. 3 (2): 124–134. doi:10.1016/j.jef.2016.05.002. ISSN 2352-6181.
  2. ^ a b "Meat and eggplant Tah-chin (a mix of meat and eggplant and cooked rice) by masoume". Yummology. Retrieved 2022-10-18.
  3. ^ "Tahchin | Persian Saffron Rice Cake". cyruscrafts. Retrieved 2022-10-22.
  4. ^ a b Park, Jenny (2020-04-16). "Spiced Chicken Topped Tahchin". Spoon Fork Bacon. Retrieved 2022-10-18.
  5. ^ Republic, Food (2014-10-20). "Tahchin Time: Persian Spinach Upside-Down Rice Recipe". Food Republic. Retrieved 2022-10-18.

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