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Kal Kebab, 1 of the best and memorable Persian appetizers – (video + Persian food recipe)

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Kal Kabab is one of Gilan’s most popular appetizer in Iran. Gilan is one provinces of Iran. Cooking this Persian food recipe is a little time-consuming and needs grilled eggplant, garlic, walnut and etc. Kal kebab as a tasting or seasoning alongside other Iranian northern foods such as Kadoobare, Garlic and pomegranate stew, Sour chicken, Sour kebab and etc.


  • Eggplant 1 kg
  • 1 pc walnut
  • Aromatic vegetables (Chochagh, peppermint, Khalvash) 3-4 g
  • 1 garlic garlic
  • Pomegranate juice 1 glass
  • Pomegranate ½ glass
  • Salt and hogweed


In this Persian food recipe, squeeze pomegranate, walnuts, vegetables and garlic in a rock pot. However, if this container is not available to you, squeeze the materials with the masher and then use them. Rinse the eggplants well, dry and with a tip of the knife, cut their belly vertically, and then grill them on a barbecue, on a gas flame or inside the oven.


When grilled eggplants are prepared, peel them and grill the eggplant. Now add grilled eggplants, pomegranate juice, salt and greenery to the previous mix. Your cook is ready at this stage. It is best to cover the container and place it in the fridge for a few hours so that the taste of the ingredients is combined and delicious.

Tips on making Gilan Kal kebab

The delicacy of these Persian food recipes depends on the amount of garlic and local vegetables. If this amount of garlic is too high for you, reduce it to your liking. If local vegetables are not in use, just use peppermint. Sour pomegranate seeds give a great taste to Gilan kebab, but if it’s not available, you can remove it.

Many people use pomegranate juice instead of sour pomegranate juice, which makes the color of grilled chives darken. In fact, one of the beauties of these supplements is the pink and glossy color that will be darkened using pomegranate paste, but it will eventually taste good. Hopefully, with this recipe and tips taught, prepare this delicious meal and enjoy it alongside other delicious Persian recipes. Enjoy this Persian food recipe!

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