Ingredients: (4 servings)
chicken, 400 grams
potatoes, 500 grams
medium onions, 2
medium eggs, 3
peas, 1/2 cup
medium carrot, one
dill pickles, 100 grams (should not be sweet)
fresh lime juice, 2 teaspoons
Peel and thinly slice onions. Fry in oil until slightly golden.
Add chicken and fry until colour changes. Wash and peel carrot.
Chop into small pieces. Add to chicken with a bit of salt and
one cup of hot water. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes.
Remove bones and cut into small pieces.
Wash potatoes well. Add hot water and cook over medium heat for
about 20 minutes, then mash them well using the back of a fork.
Cook peas over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Finely chop dill
pickles. Boil eggs until hard. Remove shells and crush well using
the back of a fork.
Add potatoes, peas, pickles, salt, black pepper, mayonaise, eggs
and lime juice to chicken (with a bit of juice) and mix well.
Salad-e Olovieh should be served cold.
Optional: pour the mix in a dish and flatten the surface
with the back of a spoon. Place some mayonaise on top and spread
over the surface with a knife. Slice one or two dill pickles
length-wise and use the slices to decorate Salad-e Olivieh.
Salad-e Olovieh is believed to have foreign origin but has been
modified in Iran.
Roxana & Farzin Mokhtarian