Homemade Dried Limes


Preparation info

  • Makes

    12 to 16

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 hr

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Dried limes are called limu omani in Iran, loomi in Oman, and noomi-e basra in Iraq. They have a distinctive, tangy, earthy taste that is quite different from fresh lime and are especially popular in the cooking of this region. They use mostly the hearts of dried limes (available at Iranian markets) in their cooking. Dried lime powder/gard-e limu-omani is made from whole dried limes and can be a little bitter because it also includes the seeds; I recommend that you make