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Lavashak Aloo Calories & Nutrition Values

Lavashak Aloo Calories & Nutrition Values

Lavashak e Aloo or Dried Prune Roll is a very popular Iranian snack. Lavashak's variety is as vast as fruit variety. Few of most popular Lavashaks are Lavashak e Holu (Peach), Albaloo (sour cherry), sib (apple) and of course the most famous one Aloo (prunes). Prune is a rich source of antioxidants. It has anti cancer components. It may also prevent type 2 diabetes, and can lower the cholesterol. Due to the high fiber, prunes are laxative. Although dried and cooked prunes don't carry the same value as fresh ones, but prunes are so high in vitamin and anti oxidants that they can hold on to its benefits. Since ancient time, Persians dried their fruits to keep throughout the cold winter. There are different ways and recipes to dry fruits and even fish to keep for a longer time as it was the case around the world three thousand years ago. Lavashak Aloo contains vitamin A and antioxidants. It's high in dietary fiber. Lavashak Aloo can help you lose weight. One serving of Lavashak Aloo (3.5 oz / 100g) has 240 calories (3 calories from fat). Same amount contains 0.4g total fat, 2mg sodium, 732mg potassium, 63.9g total carbohydrates (7.1g dietary fiber) and 2.2g protein. Lavashak Aloo has no cholesterol.

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

2/3 Cup Sugar 1/3 Cup Milk 1 Cup All Purpose Flour 4 oz (113g) Carrots 2 Eggs 1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter 1/3 Tsp Baking Soda 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract PREPARATIONS: 1- Grate the carrots. DIRECTIONS: 1- Whisk eggs until stiff. 2- Mix in sugar and milk while whisking. 3- Stir in vanilla extract. 4- Melt unsalted butter and allow to cool down before adding to the mixture. 5- Whisk in the melted butter. 6- Stir in the grated carrots. 7- In a separate container, combine flour and baking soda. 8- Add the flour to the mixture gradually while whisking. 9- Grease a loaf pan with melted butter and transfer the batter to the pan. 10- Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C), bake the cake for an hour.

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Estamboli Polo (String Beans With Rice)

(Loubia Polo)

  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 1 Lb (453g) String or Green Beans
  • 1 Lb (453g) Ground Beef
  • 4 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Small Onion
  • Salt, Turmeric, Ground Chili Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Medium Potato

1- Soak the rice with 1 Tsp salt for 1 hour.
2- Slice the string beans.
3- Dice the onion.
4- Slice the potato.
5- Boil 4 to 5 cups water.


1- Put the string beans in a pot and add boiling water to it until it covers them all, cover the lid and simmer for 10 min until the beans are tender.
2- Heat the vegetable oil in a pot, add the diced onions until translucent.
3- Add the ground beef to the onion pot, stir and let fry until the beef becomes brown. Add salt, turmeric and ground chili pepper, add tomato paste, mix thoroughly.
4- Drain the string beans and add it up to the beef pot. Mix well and leave it over low heat for few minutes (while preparing the next steps).
5- Simmer the rice until tender, Drain the rice in a colander.
6- In a large pot, pour 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, lay the sliced potatoes across the pot. Now add the rice and the beef mixture into this pot in layers. Stir the top two layers (last layer of rice and the beef mixture).
7- Add 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, cover the pot with a large napkin and the lid.
8- Cook for 30 minutes over low heat.

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