In Iran, household gas ovens have only been around for the past 50 years, which is why a lot of traditional Persian desserts don’t call for them. This is one of the simplest stovetop Persian desserts. Fried in oil and dunked in syrup.
- 5 eggs
- 75 gr (5 tbsp) flour
- 75 gr (5 tbsp) yogurt
- 200 gr (1 cups) sugar
- 4 gr (1 tsp) baking powder
- some oil to fry
First, select the right bowl to make a simple batter. Leaving the sugar and oil aside, mix all the ingredients and mix well.
Next, pick a suitable frying pan and pour some oil in. After the oil heats up, lower the heat and pour 2 spoonfuls of the batter and fry on both sides.
To make the syrup
Bring to a boil the sugar with 250ml (half a cup) of water for 5 minutes or until the syrup is slightly thickened.
Pour the hot syrup over the fried khagineh and serve with tea if desired.