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Chegdermeh or Chekdermeh (Persian: چکدرمه) is one of the tastiest and popular foods of the Turkmen tribes. It is common in the cities of Golestan province. These cities are Gorgan, Bandar Torkaman, Aq Qala, and Gonbad-e Kavus. The main ingredients are mutton and rice. They are cooked with a combination of tomato, onion, tomato paste, spices, and oil. The different types of this food can be made by changing the type of meat. Some cookers use white meats such as chicken and fish, and some cooks use camel meat. It is also common to use veal instead of lamp meat. But none of these different forms of Chegdermeh is as delicious as the original cuisine, cooking with lamp meat. Chegdermeh is also very old in Iran. Turkmen tribes cook Chegdermeh at home as a daily food or cook and distribute in some rituals and ceremonies thanks to its famous. Hence, if you take place in weddings, the mourning of Muharram, and religious or mourning ceremonies in this region, you will probably get acquainted with the method of cooking this food. One of the places where Chegdermeh is distributed among the people as a Nazr (sharing free foods among the people) is Khalid Nabi Cemetery. Khalid Nabi Cemetery is one of the most spectacular and picturesque attractions in Golestan province. Chegdermeh is high-calorie and fatty. It would be harmful to people who are overweight or have high blood fats. This dish is usually served with local yogurt, torshi (pickled vegetables) and vegetables, and local doogh (yogurt-based beverage). If you travel to any cities of Golestan province, you will find very high-quality restaurants to experience the taste of this famous local food. Among Persian food, Istanboli is the most similar one to Chegdermeh. Istanbuli is a well-known food in the majority of cities in Iran.

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