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Saffron Joojeh Kabab: Dive into the World of Grilled Saffron Chicken

Saffron Joojeh Kabab

One of the most iconic dishes from the heart of Persia is Joojeh Kabab. This grilled saffron chicken not only looks delectable with its golden hue but also tastes heavenly, especially when marinated with EBV Saffron.

Why EBV Saffron for Joojeh Kabab?

The soul of Joojeh Kabab lies in its saffron-infused marinade. EBV Saffron, known for its authentic aroma and rich flavor, ensures that the chicken is imbued with the deepest essence of the spice.


  • Chicken pieces (preferably thigh or breast pieces) - 1 kg

  • Yogurt - 1 cup

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 3 tbsp

  • Onion, grated - 1 large

  • EBV Saffron - A generous pinch

  • Garlic cloves, minced - 3

  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp

  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Step-by-Step Guide to Marinate and Grill:

  • Saffron Infusion: In a small bowl, take 2 tablespoons of hot water and steep the EBV Saffron threads. This releases the color and intense flavor. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.

  • Preparing the Marinade: In a large bowl, mix the yogurt, lemon juice, grated onion, saffron infusion, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. The consistency should be smooth.

  • Marinating the Chicken: Dip each chicken piece into the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Transfer the coated chicken pieces into a larger bowl or zip-lock bag and pour the remaining marinade over them. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.

  • Grilling: Remove the chicken from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking. Skewer the chicken pieces and grill them over medium heat. Ensure each side is cooked by turning them every 5-7 minutes. The outside should be slightly charred while the inside remains juicy.

  • Serving: Serve the Joojeh Kabab hot with grilled tomatoes, lemon wedges, and fluffy rice infused with EBV Saffron.


Joojeh Kabab, with its rich saffron-infused flavor, brings a bite of Persian heritage to your plate. The unmatched quality of EBV Saffron elevates this dish, ensuring every bite is a testament to authenticity and culinary excellence.

What Sets EBV Saffron Apart?

  • Handpicked Quality: Every strand of EBV Saffron is hand-selected, ensuring that only the finest threads make it to your kitchen.

  • Authentic Aroma and Flavor: EBV stands out with its intense aroma and deep flavor, enriching every dish it graces.

  • Rich Heritage: Backed by a legacy of expertise in saffron sourcing, EBV offers a taste of tradition in every pinch.

Cooking Tips for EBV Saffron:

  • Less is More: Due to its high quality, a small amount of EBV Saffron goes a long way in imparting flavor and color.

  • Proper Soaking: Steep EBV Saffron threads in warm water for 30 minutes to an hour to get the best out of them.

  • Avoid Direct Heat: Always add saffron towards the end of cooking or as part of a base infusion to preserve its aroma.

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