Persian food, Persian Recipes, Aashpazi
 Poolaki, Persian saffron and sesame candy recipes


"Persian saffron and sesame candy"

1/4 Tsp Saffron 1 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup White Vinegar 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds PREPARATIONS: 1- Soak 1/4 Tsp of saffron for 20 minutes. 2- Boil 1/2 cups of water. DIRECTIONS: 1- Mix 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup boiling water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar and the saffron in a pot. 2- Heat the pot over medium heat, stir occasionally. 3- Add 1 tbsp of sesame seeds to the pot and stir well. 4- Continue simmering until the mixture changes color and becomes darker. 5- Turn the heat off and let the mixture cool down. 6- Drop a spoon size mixture onto a nonstick baking matte or aluminum foil sheet. 7- Allow few minutes for the candies to get hard.



Poolaki can replace your tea's sugar cube. It is delicious and delightful. Poolaki is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and very low in sodium. Though it may have lower sugar than a sugar cube it is still high in sugar and the delightful taste can make you want to have more. 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of poolaki has 313 calories.

nutritional facts

Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303  Calories from fat 15
Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.7g3%
Cholesterol 00%
Sodium 2mg0%
Total Carbohydrates 75.725%
Sugars 74.7g
Protein 0.6g

Tuna Tarragon Salad
Tuna Tarragon Salad