I ate Chelo Kebab when my family lived in Tehran in the late 70’s…many moons ago. Typically chelo kebab was served with saffron rice, grilled tomatoes, sliced red onion, some bitter herbs, and barbari bread. When we returned to the USA, one of the things we missed most was this dish. My father, brother and I went through many recipes trying to get close to that dish and came up with this recipe. When we brought a woman or girlfriend home for the first time to meet the family, it was common to serve this dish.