Persian Cuisine is one of the oldest and greatest cuisines in the world, complete with a rich history and culture. When one thinks of Persian food though, it’s usually the Morasa Polow or Chelow that come to mind, but, in honour of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, I am going to share with you the first of two Persian cookies today. Let’s learn how to make Naan-e Gerdooi or Persian Walnut Cookies, super easy and gluten free!
A big part of the Nowruz celebrations is the setting of the Haft-Seen table, a table bedecked with symbolic items representing spring, new beginnings, hope and a lot more. You can read more about the Haft-Seen Table as well as Nowruz celebrations on the Nowruz Page.
We’ve been celebrating Nowruz with our Persian friends here in the UK for a number of years now, which is a blessing as my side of the family tree lives nowhere near me! Most of the traditional cookies I bake, I learnt as a child, in my granny’s kitchen, so an added advantage to celebrating with my Middle Eastern friends over the years has been the expansion of my Middle Eastern culinary knowledge bank and repertoire!