Isfahani Nougat

Gaz-e Esfahani

Preparation info

  • Makes

    20 pieces

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      1 hr 50

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Persian nougat is called gaz. The gaz of Isfahan is renowned because it was traditionally made with gaz-angebin, the sweet sap-like liquid exuded by an insect that lives on the tamarisk/angebin tree (found on the outskirts of Isfahan). Gaz-angebin is collected during the year and mixed with various ingredients, including rose water and pistachios, to make the gaz of Khansar (a village outside Isfahan). This type of gaz is delicious but hard t