Medlar Pickle

Ab Konus-e Azgil

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 pt

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Medlars were one of my favorite childhood fruits. They are the size of a walnut and usually light brown, as shown in the photo on the facing page. The fruit has a unique sour flavor, something between a persimmon and a blueberry. I bought some of this pickle from a vendor in Masouleh, who also gave me the recipe. This pickle is associated with the winter festival/shab-e yalda.