Stuffed Nasturtium Edible Flowers & Leaves

Parichehr Namdar


Stuffed Nasturtium leaves, cook look like a cake. My own way and I came up with this idea. (in my book)

Also you can stuff the leaves one by one like stuffed grape leaves.

You can use grape leaves and cook it like cake too.

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6-7 person


1 Hr


1 Hr


1 c
rice, boiled for 10 minutes, driend, cooled
50 large
nasturtium edible leaves (or grape leaves)
10 medium
nasturtium edible flowers for decoration
2 medium
onion, diced and fried
2 lb
ground beef - not needed for vegetarians
1 bunch
parsley fresh, chopped
1/4 bunch
leek fresh, chopped
6 clove
fresh garlic chopped
1/4 bunch
thyme, fresh & chopped
1/2 bunch
basil, fresh & chopped
1/2 pinch
mint, fresh & chopped
1/2 bunch
tarragon ,fresh & chopped
2 Tbsp
turmeric, ground
2 tsp
cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp
cardamon seeds
1/2 tsp
clove, ground
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 Tbsp
black pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp
saffron - powder
1 c
tomato paste, no salt added
1/2 c
lemon juice, fresh
1 Tbsp
1 c
vegetable oil, for firing onions and vegetables
1 c
vegetable oil, cooking

Directions Step-By-Step

Fried diced onion in 1 cup of oil and then add beef (or any meat) and (if you are making this as vegetarian's meal don't need to add meat), next add tomato paste to mix and fry them till is cooked. Then put the mix in a big bowl.
Next add cooked rice to the bowl and mix them together.

Picture of Nutmeg & powder
Then add the lemon juice and all the chopped herbs, sugar, seasonings and mix them.

Picture of Thyme
In the 10" cookware put the oil and be sure all the surface is covered with oil.

Picture of Leek
Then cover the bottom and side of the cookware with 2 layers of the leaves. on the side should be 2 layers of leaves which one of the layer will cover the mix in next step.
Next put at least 1" of the mixed in to the cookware then bring down the side layer, to cover the mix.
Again repeat the 5 and 6 step to finish the mix, until the leaves cover the last part of mix.
Cover the leaves with a plate that is the size of the pot to hold down the leaves. Then pure the water at the side of the leaves (going down to bottom of the cookware). Put the cover.
Preheat the oven 350 F, then put the pot inside of the oven and cook for 1 hour.
After is cooked, turned it over in your serving dish like a cake, (you have to be care full the pot is hot and in the bottom of the cookware might has hot oil when you turn it over)
Then you can decorate this stuffed nasturtium leaves with beautiful nasturtium flowers and leaves
You can eat the flowers too, be sure you wash them good.
My image front of my painting (Nasturtium flowers and leaves)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian