Desserts, Nowruz

Qottab شیرینی قطاب

Persian new year or Nowruz is nearly approaching and one of the biggest Nowrouz traditions is baking delicious sweets and pastries . You have no idea, the cardamom, cinnamon, and rose water aromas are filling my kitchen right now. One of popular sweets for Nowruz is called: Qottab. Qottab/Ghotab شیرینی قطاب is one of Iranian delicacy… Continue reading Qottab شیرینی قطاب


Carrot & Orange Jam مربای هویج وپرتقال

Making jam or as we say in Farsi: Morabba مربا in Iran is very popular. Morabba is an Arabic word for jam. In Iran, morabba refers to sweet preserves or jams. In Iran, we make different types of jam with fruits, vegetables and flowers such as: watermelon rind jam, pumpkin jam, lemon/orange jam, fresh pistachio… Continue reading Carrot & Orange Jam مربای هویج وپرتقال


Cake Yazdi کیک یزدی (Iranian Muffins)

You can call it Iranian rosewater muffins (cup cakes) or rose water and cardamom muffins but we call it Cake Yazdi کیک یزدی, that is truly a delightful dessert. These muffins called ‘ cake Yazdi کیک یزدی’ that takes its name after the Yazd an ancient city in central Iran. To Iranians cake Yazdi is… Continue reading Cake Yazdi کیک یزدی (Iranian Muffins)


Persian rice with sour cherries (Albaloo polo)

Sour cherry or Morello cherry is called ‘ Albaloo’ in Persian language. Iranian housewives make different things with albaloo such as: sour cherr juice, hot and cold drinks, jam and stew, cake and cookies. One of the Iranian famous rice dish is called Alballoo polo/pilaf which is made with sour cherries, spices and different meats such as:… Continue reading Persian rice with sour cherries (Albaloo polo)

Desserts, Nowruz

Cigarettes Cookies(شیرینی سیگارت)

Mutekke or Cigarette  cookies شیرینی متکا یا سیگارت are  traditional Azerbaijani cookies. Mutekke موتکه یا متکاwhich is called bolster in English language is a long and narrow pillow filled with cotton or feather. By the way I have attached some photos of Mutekke in following photos. So name of this cookie come from their shape… Continue reading Cigarettes Cookies(شیرینی سیگارت)