Dinner was mostly an easy taking meal in previous centuries in Iran which was served at early night. Iranian try to avoid eating rice at nights and choose foods with bread like Kuku, Kotlet, Kufteh, Dolme and things like that. The dinner is served about 3 hours before sleeping time and in this 3 hours drinking tea and eating fruits is common.
Nowadays many Iranians prefer not to eat dinner. They often eat salad or fruits. in summer cheese and bread with watermelon or grapes is popular and in winter cooked beans or boiled beetroot is used.
Typical Iranian main dishes are combinations of rice with meat, vegetables, and nuts. Herbs are frequently used, along with fruits such as plums, pomegranates, quince, prunes, apricots, and raisins. Characteristic Iranian flavorings such as saffron, dried lime and other sources of sour flavoring, cinnamon, turmeric, and parsley are mixed and used in various dishes.