Fennel sharbat with cardamom

Sharbat /sherbet is a popular and common sweet and non-alcohol drink in Iran, India, Turkey, Afghnestan and Arab countries. Sharbat is served cold and chilled . In the 12th century a Persian book describes different kinds of sharbats in Iran which made with fruits, flowers and seeds includes: lemon, pomegranate, cherry, mint, fennel seeds, saffron, rose, jasmine, rose water….. Also several syrups are listed in … Continue reading Fennel sharbat with cardamom

Raisins-Pistachio Baklava

For making this baklava no need to special technique. Super easy and quick will be ready. Ingredients Filo pastry Butter 4 tbsp chopped pistachio 4 tbsp raisins Ingredients for syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tsp Orange blossom or rose water ½ lemon or lime juice   Preparation Preheat the oven to 180C. Brush the small size muffin tin with melted butter and … Continue reading Raisins-Pistachio Baklava

Kataifi dessert

This is one of the most delicious desserts. It’s made with Kataifi dough that is filled with different ingredients such as pistachio, walnuts, mascarpone cheese or cream and soaked in honey-sugar syrup.It’s surprisingly easy to make. Just fill it, roll it up and bake it 🙂   Ingredients 400g kataifi philo 250g melted butter Ingredients for filling 2 ½ cups chopped pistachio or walnuts 2tbsp … Continue reading Kataifi dessert

Persian Dried Rose Petals Jam (Morabay-e Gol-e Sorkh)

National flowers of Iran are: Rose- Tulip- Mediterranean Cypress and Louts. Among them, rose flowers are most popular and loving between Iranian and have such an especial place. Rose water which is called ‘ Golab’ In Farsi ( Persian) language, is a flavour water made by steeping beautiful rose petals in water and during a long process, rose water produce. In Iran, rose water and … Continue reading Persian Dried Rose Petals Jam (Morabay-e Gol-e Sorkh)

Jalebi ( Persian Zulbia )

Zulbia is a kind of deep fried pastry with saffron sugar syrup. It’s a fantastic and super tasty sweet. Zulbia has a crunchy, crispy texture. It is popular sweet in Iran, some African countries such as Algeria, Tunisia , Lybia, in Middle East countries and also in some of Asian countries. Zulbia has been mentioned in cooking book from 10th century. Zulbia is called in … Continue reading Jalebi ( Persian Zulbia )

Persian Halva

Halva means ‘ sweet’ in Arabic language. Halva is a kind of sweet, dense and rich desserts, usually made with plain flour – wheat flour – rice and semolina flour but might be made with vegetables such as carrots or pumpkins as well, mixed with sugar, saffron, rose water, cardamom or cinnamon. This pleasant dessert in every city and town is prepared differently and garnishing … Continue reading Persian Halva

Zaban Puff Pastry

Zaban is flaky, crusty, golden Persian sweet pastry. Zaban means tongue in Persian language. These honey sweets are perfect for a treat and super yummy. Shirni-e Zaban is lovely with cup of  coffee or tea.   Zaban puff pastry Ingredients Puff pastry 3 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. rose water 2 tbsp. sugar Pinch of saffron Crushed pistachio , sesame seeds or coconut powder   Preparation … Continue reading Zaban Puff Pastry

Persian Saffron Rice Pudding ( Sholeh Zard)

Saffron rice pudding is called ‘ Sholeh zard’ in Farsi language. An exotic dessert from Persia. Name of Sholeh zard describes texture and colour of the dessert. It is an aromatic, delicious and traditional Persian dessert with beautiful golden colour that takes this colour from saffron and garnished with cinnamon, pistachio and almonds. Sholeh zard usually served during special occasions such as Ramadan. It is … Continue reading Persian Saffron Rice Pudding ( Sholeh Zard)