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March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017

Taste of Persia

Iranian dessert

Iran makes some of the best desserts out there ― they rival even the finest Parisian patisseries. They come flavored with saffron, rosewater, pistachio, honey and more delicious flavors we love.

Top Iranian Desserts you need to Try

  • Bastani Sonati
  • Faloodeh
  • Bamiyeh
  • Qotab
  • Local Sweets
  • Pashmaki
  • Baqlava
  • Sohan
  • Gaz
  • Sholezard


Sholezard is made of rice, and is flavored with saffron, sugar, rose water, and cardamom. It is typically decorated with cinnamon, almonds, and pistachios. It is traditionally served during festivals such as Nowruz and Tirgan, as well as Ramadan among Muslim communities.


It is an Iranian cold dessert consisting of thin vermicelli-sized noodles mixed in a semi-frozen syrup made from sugar and rose water that is similar to a sorbet. The noodles are made from either potato starch, corn starch, rice starch or arrowroot starch.Often served with lime juice and sometimes ground pistachios, it is a traditional dessert in Iran.


It is a traditional Persian saffron brittle toffee. Its ingredients consist of wheat sprout, flour, egg yolks, rose water, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, saffron, cardamom, and slivers of almond and pistachio.


It is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.