TahDig – finally #shorts

TahDig – this one took me a while to get right, I would like some more colour but we are getting closer… thanks for all the tips in the last one I posted.


– 3 cups basmati rice
– small pinch saffron
– 50g butter
– salt
– 4 tbsp olive oil


1. Start by soaking the rice in cold water for 30 minutes, then rinse the rice well.
2. Place a large pot of salted water on to boil. Once it’s boiling, cook the rice for 4-5 minutes or until it’s just over halfway cooked.
3. Remove the rice and run it under cold water to stop the cooking.
4. Grind the saffron in and add 2 tablespoons of boiling water.
5. In a clean pot you have a lid for (non-stick works best), heat the oil over medium heat and add the rice. When half of the rice is in the pot pour over the saffron water, then add the rest of the rice.
6. Using a wooden spoon, place 5-6 holes in the rice almost to the bottom, then break up the butter over the top.
7. Leave this on medium heat for 6 minutes before placing a clean tea towel over the top and the lid on that. Leave this on medium heat for another 6 minutes before turning it down low and cooking for 1 hour.
8. After the hour, turn the heat back up to medium-high for 5 minutes.
9. Remover from heat and let it rest for 5 more minutes before turning out.

23 Replies to “TahDig – finally #shorts”

  1. What's the reasoning behind a tall pot? I feel like a shallower pot would make the flip easier

  2. Well done Tahdig goes well with Barberries and Chicken = "Zereshk Polo ba Morgh"????????

  3. here some advice from a persian that grew up with this food. @andy_cooks

    Next time try it with slim slices of potato or with arabic bread. as the first thing that is in the pot after the "oil-part".after that put the cooked rice inside.

    best Dish with it is Safran-Tomato-chicken

  4. Way to go Andy, looks awesome, 3rd time is really the charm…..really wish I can grab the food from my screen……..

  5. I loved your thoughtful steps, clearly you've done your research ????❤️
    As an Iranian who visits your channel often, I enjoyed every second. Thank you❤️

  6. In puerto rico there is something similar call pegao. It is delicious!

  7. I didn’t know the name of the dish but I’ve been cooking it in Mexico for 20 years.. love it!! ????????????

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