Since Ragee left us, I have not dared to change the blog tagline or the FB page name or the Instagram bio description 🙁 Each time I click on "edit" and then I cancel and let it be. I even contemplated pulling the plug off from blogging as I was losing the spark...But something happened that changed my mind...
What did I do for this??? I am so honoured!
I chanced upon her blog through her Chicken 65 Biryani! I think I have already mentioned her in my Cucumber Dosa post. But for the new readers, her blog is a treasure trove of spicy Indian food and not to forget her amazing Youtube channel with great videos that you will find it so easy to follow!
I happily agreed but I knew I was going to go into a bout of restlessness... and nag F to help me decide on a dish! 🙂
As I don't hoard drafts, I had to ask her for more time to work on a recipe. I really feel her request was the jump start to get back on the blogging track. 🙂
I knew she would love something from the Arabic food world and so had started listing the possible ideas. In one of our conversations, she suggested that I share a rice dish! I can't thank you enough, it put me at so much ease! All I had to do was get to my Rice board on Pinterest and make the much-awaited Javaher Polow!
The ingredients list is long and the method may sound complicated, but trust me when I say it is easy if you have some basics of making rice. I made this dish twice! The first time, for Friday lunch - the pictures all turned out hideous!
Doesn't do any justice to the title of the dish right? So made it again on Sunday solely for the blog and I am okay with how the pictures have turned out. 😛
And guess what, I had completely forgotten to check her blog if she already had this dish! LOL Thankfully, right after my first attempt I checked her index and was super happy to find so many other Persian recipes on her blog which will be awesome accompaniment with this rice!
So go ahead and take a minute to visit Shanaz's website for the recipe of this celebration food of Iran, Javaher Polow and how to make Tah-dig, the golden crust of rice which is the epitome of all Persian rice!