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Chaharshanbe Suri

Chaharshanbe Suri

Chaharshanbe Suri a Delicious Festival!

Chaharshanbe Suri is a festival that Iranians celebrate on the last Wednesday of each year. The festival includes significant fireworks, fire jumping, and delicious, unique Persian dishes. In this article, I will discuss the catering part of this fantastic festival, in more detail.

What to Cook on Chaharshanbe Suri?

.Of course, one crucial part of every festival and celebration is food. Iranians gather to celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri with their family and friends. The host usually cooks a special dinner on this night. There are also yummy snacks, particularly for Chahrshanbe Suri night.

People in different parts of Iran cook different types of food for the Chaharshanbe Suri celebration. Some make more traditional dishes as their ancestors; some make more modern dishes.

Polow Haft Rang

Ancient Iranians used to make a dish called “Polow Haft Rang,” which means colorful rice.“Polow Haft Rang” is a dish including different types of Persian Polows, such as Adas Polow Loobia Polow and Baghali Polow. According to some sources, ancient people made a Polow with whatever ingredients they had in the house.


Ash is a type of thick soup exclusive to Persian cuisine. Iranians cook Ash on many different occasions. Cooking different types of Ash on Chaharshanbe Soori night is a common tradition. Since the celebration takes part in winter, Ash looks like a wise choice for dinner. In many regions, people cook Ash as the appetizer and Polow as the main dish. Ash Reshteh is the most famous Ash that many Iranians cook on Chaharshanbe Suri night.

Reshteh Polow:

Reshteh Polow is the most common dish that is cooked in many regions. Reshteh Polow is a bowl of mixed rice cooked with special Persian roasted noodles. Since the celebration is in the winter, choosing hot-tempered Reshteh Polow as the main dish for Chaharshanbe Suri is a wise decision.

Chaharshanbe Suri’s Snacks:

Besides its delicious food and its exciting observances, Chaharshanbe Suri includes many delicious snacks. “Ajil e Chaharshanbe” which literally means the nuts for Chaharshanbe Soori, is the most famous snack of this night. It has different types of sweet nuts, such as hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, and pistachio. It also contains some dried fruit like raisins.

Some unique bakeries particular to each region are served on Chahrshanbe Soori. Balogh is the most common sweet in western parts of the country. Masghati in Shiraz and Gaz in Isfahan are some of the other typical dishes.

How can I Welcome my Guests to Chaharshanbe Suri Party?

If you are hosting a Chaharshanbe Suri party, you may wonder how to welcome your guests. Your primary task is to cook a great dinner. We suggest Ash Reshteh and a type of Polow that you prefer. Do not forget to prepare a dish of Ajil e Chaharshanbe Suri and a dish of fresh fruits. A cup of Persian tea along with a Persian sweet that you like better would be an excellent starter for the party. To entertain your guests, you can provide firework outdoors, read Hafez’s poems, and provide Persian music for dancing.

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