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Kachi is a Persian Halva pudding that is full of saffron and rose water flavor. It's easy to make and very delicious. Full of Middle Eastern flavors!
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Kachi - Persian Halva Pudding

Kachi is a Persian Halva pudding that is full of saffron and rose water flavor. It's easy to make and very delicious. It's a taste of the Middle East!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 4
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Shadi HasanzadeNemati

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp bloomed saffron see notes
  • 1/4 cup rose water
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour For GF option, use rice flour
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter or 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Pistachio and sesame seeds to garnish

Instructions

  • Heat sugar and water in a small sauce pan over medium heat until it starts boiling. then boil for about 3 minutes. The color doesn't have to change.
  • Add Saffron and rose water to the syrup. Set aside.
  • In another sauce pan over medium heat, stir flour constantly until light brown. Be very careful as flour burns fast.
  • Add butter and keep stirring for about a minute until it turns brown.
  • Turn the heat off, add the syrup slowly to the flour mixture, stirring continuously using a whisk.
  • Once all the syrup is poured, turn the heat on again to medium and keep stirring until it thickens, about 15 minutes.
  • Pour into serving bowls and top with pistachio and sesame seeds.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

To bloom saffron, first grind some, then sprinkle 1/8 - 1/4 tsp of it over a cube of ice and let it sit on the counter until the ice is fully melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg