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Iranian Sweet Dish consisting of Lamb Paste

As confirmed in comments, the dish is khoresht mast. According to this recipe and this video, the main ingredients seem to be lamb or beef neck, yoghurt, sugar, saffron, rosewater, and garnishes of ...
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Iranian Sweet Dish consisting of Lamb Paste

I disagree with the accepted answer, as the question states it was a dessert, which does not apply to Khoresht-e Mast. I am Iranian myself and to me, it sounds more like a local form of Haleem. It's a ...
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Saffron and coloration - is there a way to know why it gave the wrong color?

Interesting question. I have never experienced it myself, but I took a littlelook around to see if the answer was floating around somewhere. Perhaps the answer is as simple as this quote from ...
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Saffron and coloration - is there a way to know why it gave the wrong color?

Easy: it wasn't saffron. Saffron are the stemen of crocus flowers, collected by hand. It's very expensive, and anything expensive will always have cheap knock-offs. A very common one is dyed safflower,...
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Are Saffron Crocus petals edible?

It seems that the answer is yes... The vast majority of the literature out there around saffron petals relates to the pharmacological compounds found in the petals. For normal use, the petals are ...
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How much Saffron for Rice?

In my quick test, one thread of saffron weighed about half a microgram on average. When making one cup (4.5 dL) of dry rice I’d generally use about ten threads. So, approximately one microgram per ...
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How much Saffron for Rice?

I would be surprised if you find a precise enough scale to be useful in measuring saffron in a kitchen. A half gram of unground saffron will contain dozens if not hundreds of threads, and while ground ...
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How much Saffron for Rice?

A quick search does not really give a good answer to your question For example, one recipe calls for 2 pinch of saffron for 2 cups of (dry) rice; another 3/4 tea spoon of crumble saffron for 3 cups ...
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Are Saffron Crocus petals edible?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251391/ The medical study above indicates the petals have signifigant effect similar to the stigma (threads).
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How can I keep saffron fresh for longer?

You can keep it in the freezer. It will probably keep for a really long time, if wrapped well and kept frozen. Spices in general can be stored in the fridge or freezer for a longer shelf life - just ...
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How much Saffron to use?

Take it from an old burned-out hotel chef of 40 years...You are going to have to use trial and error until you have mastered this spice or any other spice. Heat the liquid you are using, add an ...
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How much Saffron for Rice?

Max's answer of 2 pinches saffron to 2 cups dry rice is perfect AND precise IMO. Perfect, because in my 40+ years of making risotto, I have settled on that same amount of saffron. Precise because the ...
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What is the correct temperature when extracting saffron flavour?

I make saffron-orange cookies with cannabutter (citrus perks you up, and saffron is a natural anti-depressant, so I call my "happy cookies". I put the ground (in a tiny pinch of sugar) saffron into ...
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How much Saffron to use?

I'm going to disagree with the other answers a bit, and say you can have a recipe, a good recipe, that asks for a lot of saffron. Whether that's a recipe (or a flavor) you like is a different story, ...
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