The Iranian Times

Friday, October 9, 1998 / Mehr 17, 1377, No. 580

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr



    In America

    Hot dog
    What did you expect me to say, Ghormeh Sabzi?

    By Yasaman J.

    Ever since my son was born six years ago, I have been through an interesting journey with him. Being born and raised in Iran as a part of the majority Farsi-speaking Moslem population (although my family was never religious) it has been interesting and sometimes heartbreaking to see my son grow up as a first generation hyphenated American.

    He is trying so hard to fit in, where as a child it came so easy and effortlessly to me and I took it for granted in such a careless and delicious way.

    Roshan did not speak English until he was almost four. It breaks my heart to remember his beautiful Farsi with no American accent. As soon as he picked up English though, as if to make up for lost time, he dropped his Farsi all together... GO TO FEATURE

    New section


    Iran-U.S. relations

    Looking for books on Iran-U.S. relations? We have listed several of them which can be bought directly from If you have any suggestions on recent books on this topic, let us know and we will include them in this section. GO THERE


    Aash-e Sholeh-Ghalamkar (aka The Iranian)

    Ingredients: (4 servings)

    * vegetables: parsley, dill, coriander, spinach, spring-onion ends, 500 grams
    * long-grain or basmati rice, 100 grams
    * peas, 100 grams
    * beans, 100 grams
    * lentils, 100 grams
    * beef or lamb, 500 grams
    * onions, 3 large
    * turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon
    * cooking oil
    * salt
    * black pepper


    Soak peas, beans and lentils in water for 4-5 hours. Peel and chop onions and fry in oil until slightly golden. Cut meat into small pieces and fry with onions until it changes colour. Add peas, beans, lentils, turmeric, salt, pepper and hot water, and cook over low heat for about one hour. Wash rice and add to the aash. Cook for another 20-30 minutes. Wash vegetables and chop finely. Add to aash and cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more hot water during cooking if necessary.

    For more Iranian recipes click here.


    Revolution: 1979-1999

    Jeep hits wall military barrack

    More Letters

* Useless Ankaboot

Hamid writes: I used to keep a list of interesting Iranian web sites. Later on, I noticed your informative WebGuide and told myself there is no need to keep so many URL's on pieces of papers here and there.

Then for God knows what reason you decided to transfer your WebGuide section to! But sadly Ankaboo is so slow and useless and unreliable and intermittent and, in one world, crappy, that I decided to dig my old papers and find my favorit URL'S!

* Reply: We're good. We'll be even better

Dear Hamid,

Karim Ardalan writes: Thank you for contacting us regarding your opinions on Ankaboot. I'm sorry to hear that you feel Ankaboot is "slow and useless and unreliable and intermittent." Our plan for is to be the largest and best source for finding Iranian sites on the Net. In building our database we partnered with The Iranian and included their sites in our database.

Currently we have over 2,600 sites listed in our database. That is more than four times the size of The Iranian's former WebGuide links. We also searched throughout the Net and found thousands of other sites and included them as well. We appreciate our partnership with The Iranian and we feel that we are providing the users of The Iranian with a much better way to find sites... FULL TEXT

* Film: Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio
* Play: Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story
* Politics Iranian American Republican fundraising, San Diego

* Mehregan: In Washington
* Course: Introduction to Hafez, in Virginia

* Music: Persian & Indian music in Portland
* Conference: Dialogue of Civilizations ?
* Conference: Challenges for Iranians abroad, Indianapolis

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