This recipe is a twist on the traditional Western cinnamon roll and a traditional Persian Qottab. This Persian cinnamon roll is like a deconstructed Qottab with cardamom, rosewater, and walnut flavors. This recipe for Persian cinnamon rolls is tasty, easy, light, flaky, and perfect with a cup of tea.
Shirini-e-Papioni is a Persian bow-tie puff pastry dusted with powdered sugar. This dessert is only slightly sweet and perfect with a cup of tea. Our plant-based version is a twist on the traditional, using a vegan puff pastry.
Golden and flaky, Zaban is a delicious Persian puff pastry shaped like a tongue. Shirini-e-Zaban is from the Qazvin region of Northern Iran. It is traditionally made with honey, but our vegan Persian Zaban uses agave syrup and a plant-based puff pastry. Why You'll Love Vegan Persian Zaban Zaban is a flaky, golden Persian puff … Continue reading Easy Vegan Persian Zaban Puff Pastry
Sholeh Zard is a popular, easy-to-make, vegan-friendly Persian dessert. It's a saffron and rosewater rice pudding, traditionally garnished with cinnamon, almonds, and edible roses.
Growing up, my aunt made Noon-e-Khamei, and it was my favorite Persian dessert as a child. It is a Persian recipe I have wanted to veganize for many years. I had no idea how challenging it would be as the traditional Persian recipe calls for 4-5 eggs. Then I discovered Just Egg. It is a … Continue reading Noon-e-Khamei (Persian Cream Puffs)
My grandmother enjoyed cooking and feeding her family, friends, and neighbors. She loved to host dinner parties and prayer gatherings, and every time, she made this rosewater bundt cake, dusted with powdered sugar. It was her signature cake, served at every "mehmooni" (which means a gathering or party in Persian). My grandmother is one of … Continue reading Persian Rosewater Bundt Cake
During difficult times, I often think of my grandfather and my grandmother. The challenges they faced. Their strength and resilience. This post is part recipe, part reflection. I had never heard of Shirini Donmarki (a Persian Danish pastry) until my mom made it for my grandma a few months ago. It was delicious, and, like … Continue reading Shirini Donmarki (for my Grandma with love)
I love the smell of rosewater and cardamom. These cookies do not last very long in our home. My son gives it "5 thumbs up." The best part (for me) is that they are vegan and gluten-free (made with rice flour). I tested negative for Celiac disease, but when I cut gluten from my diet, … Continue reading Vegan Cardamom Rosewater Rice Cookies