Saffron Masghati: Persian Saffron and Rosewater sweet

Saffron Masghati: Persian Saffron and Rosewater sweet

The aroma of cardamom, rose water and saffron undoubtedly reminds you of unique Iranian desserts. Shellezard, halwa, porridge, etc. are common sweet memories for all of us, especially during the month of Ramadan. Muscat is undoubtedly one of the most popular desserts. Muscat, although it entered Iran from Muscat port about 2 centuries ago, it is known as one of the tastiest Iranian desserts.,

This food is a popular souvenir of the cities of Lar, Bushehr, Sirjan, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas and Kazeroon, and its two types, Lari muscat and Shirazi muscat, are very famous. The way to make saffron muscati is similar to starch porridge; But it takes longer to cook. Don't miss the Muscati saffron Majlisi recipe in the rest of this article.


.Necessary ingredients to prepare saffron muscati for 4 people

  • Starch: half a cup
  • Sugar: 3 cups
  • Water: 7 cups
  • Liquid oil: half a pint
  • Brewed saffron: 1 teaspoon
  • Rose water: 5 tablespoons
  • Ground cardamom: As much as needed
  • Pistachio and almond slices: as much as needed


How to prepare saffron muscat ( Masghati )

  • First, dissolve the starch in two cups of water well and let it remain for 10 minutes. Then pass it through a strainer.
  • Put the sugar with 5 cups of water and liquid oil on the heat. Stir this mixture enough to dissolve the sugar in the water.
  • When the solution starts to boil, add the dissolved starch.
  • Stir the above mixture constantly over high heat until the solution thickens. Note that continuous stirring has a significant effect on the final consistency of Muscat.
  • When the solution becomes relatively thick, reduce the heat and let the ingredients stay on the heat for about 2 hours. Don't forget to stir.
  • When the consistency of the ingredients becomes porridge-like, add cardamom, rose water and brewed saffron to the ingredients.
  • Let the ingredients remain on the heat. Your muscat is ready when the material becomes elastic and can be easily removed from the container.
  • Turn off the flame. Add pistachio slices and almonds. Stir again until the nuts are evenly distributed.
  • Grease the desired dish and pour the muscat liquid on it. Let it stand for a few minutes at room temperature. Then put it in the refrigerator for 8 hours.
  • After this time, cut the muscat into desired shapes and drink it. You can also use pistachio, almond, coconut, and rosehip powder for decoration.

Important points regarding the saffron Masghati


  • You can add some butter along with oil to the muscat ingredients to get a better flavor.
  • The quality of saffron has a great effect on the taste of this muscat. We suggest you buy organic saffron from Our Saffron EBV .
  • You can store muscat for 3 to 4 months in the refrigerator in a closed container.
  • It takes about 3 to 4 hours to prepare Muscat. So be patient!
  • Instead of slicing Muscat, you can put it in small molds after cooking and serve after cooling.
  • Note that continuous stirring is one of the most important points in the preparation of saffron muscat.
  • Muscat is very useful in treating cough and cold. Also, due to the presence of saffron, it is very uplifting and a good choice for your friendly and family gatherings.

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