Kuku Sabziis the Persian version of a frittata. Shredded carrots, onion, zucchini and potato give it excellent texture—light and airy but deeply satisfying—while saffron adds the distinct Persian flavor. Slideshow:More Frittata Recipes
Sabzi polois a staple on the Persian New Year's table. It's made with basmati rice and layers of fresh herbs, but what is most coveted is the tahdig — the crunchy crust that forms on the bottom of the pot during cooking.
This sweet Persian rice pudding called sholeh zard is made with three distinct ingredients: saffron, cardamom and rosewater. It's delicate in flavor but so deeply aromatic that it's hard to stop eating it.