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Masghati: Sweet taste of Iran's Shiraz city

Southern parts of Iran, Shiraz particularly, is the center of the softest, jelly-like sweet made from saffron.

Southern parts of Iran, Shiraz particularly, is the center of the softest, jelly-like sweet made from saffron.

Rosewater, sugar, butter and nuts are other ingredients that give this sweet a special taste with starch being the main ingredient of masghati.

Using cardamom is optional and it gives the sweet a special taste and aroma.

With a history going back to almost 2 centuries ago, at the beginning of the Qajar dynasty, Masghati is used in mourning ceremonies and also as a souvenir.

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