- Preparation time
- 30 mins
- Cooking time
- 20 mins
- 4 people
- Meal course
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- Posted on
- January 23, 2023
Also known as Persian Grandma’s solution for everything, Kachi is a highly nutritious traditional pudding popularly prepared and enjoyed in Iran, Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. This dish is served as dessert of main course thanks to the components being high both in energy and nutrient content.
Kachi originates in the Kerman province of Iran. Many types of Kachi are prepared all around the country. This delicious dessert is especially beneficial for ladies who have given birth recently.
Notes about How to prepare Iranian Kachi (Traditional Persian Halva Pudding)
- Kachi would make a great dessert, and even a perfect choice for main course. However if you’re concerned with health issues such as blood pressure or high LDL, you might want to go easy on the butter and sugar components.
- To turn the recipe into a vegan dessert, you can use vegetable oil or margarine instead of regular butter.
- Adding spices and nuts is totally optional. You can simply skip the nuts and go plain with cinnamon. Also if you’d prefer more nuts in your Kachi, feel free to add some ground almonds and hazelnuts as well.
- Be careful not to add excessive amounts of spices or nuts. This dessert is already high in energy, nutrients and simulating spices. Adding way too much spices may have adverse effects.
- You can use rice or wheat flour to prepare Kachi. Make sure the flour is fried and cooked well before adding the rest of the components. Raw flour tends to carry risks of celiac issues and health complications.
- It’s recommended to avoid drinking cold water right after high fat dishes. The chill might prevent the proper digestion of lipid components. To help with the digestion, you can have a warm drink afterwards.
One of the most important points in cooking is the use of fresh and organic ingredients. The first point is to use fresh ingredients.
The more you follow these tips, the better and tastier you will have. Rest assured, you definitely can and you will need some experience.
prepare best Iranian Kachi (Traditional Persian Halva Pudding) 4 people - 1Touch Food Culinary Center
Kachi originates in the Kerman province of Iran. Many types of Kachi are prepared all around the country. This delicious dessert is especially
Recipe Yield: 4
Preparation Time: PT0H30M
Cooking Time: PT0H20M
Total Time: PT0H50M
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 table spoon brewed saffron
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1/2 cup rose water
- 1/2 Tea Spoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tea Spoon Cardamom powder
- 3 medium chopped walnuts
- 3 cup water
- 1 Tea Spoon sesame
Recipe Instructions: Kachi is a highly nutritious traditional pudding popularly prepared and enjoyed in Iran, Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. This dish is served as dessert of main course thanks to the components being high both in energy and nutrient content. Enjoy your dessert!
- You'll need to prepare the saffron syrup to begin with. Pour 3 cups of water into a skillet, put it on medium heat and add in the sugar. Keep stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved completely. When the last crystals of sugar disappear, add in the brewed saffron and wait for the excessive water to evaporate. When the syrup is thickened, turn the heat off. Make sure the sugar doesn't burn, or the syrup would be darkened.
- When the syrup stops boiling, allow it to cool down, then add the rosewater.
- Put a pot on medium heat, and pour in the melted butter. Allow the butter to heat up a bit, and add the flour bit by bit. Keep stirring the flour to mix it completely with the butter and prevent forming lumps. The flour should be stir fried until it turns light golden brown.
- Add the cinnamon powder and ground cardamom (you can add some ginger powder as well) to the flour mixture and keep stirring to distribute the spices evenly. If the mixture feels rigid, add a cup of hot water or hot milk. You can also add a tablespoon of ground or crushed walnuts to your Kachi at the end of this step.
- Wait for about 10 minutes until the mixture absorbs all the flavor and aroma of spices. Allow it to cool down before serving. You can garnish Kachi with walnuts, sesame or pistachio powder.