Barberry Preserve

Moraba-ye Zereshk

Preparation info

  • Makes

    ½ pt

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 30

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Barberry preserve is not only delicious as a spread with bread and butter, it also makes a wonderful condiment with kukus/vegetable omelets, roast chicken, or plain rice.



  • cups/225 g dried barberries


  1. For the barberries: Spread the barberries on a sheet pan and pick over and remove any stems or grit. Place the barberries in a sieve and place the sieve in a large container full of cold water. Allow them to soak for 20 minutes; any grit will sink to the bottom of the container. Take the sieve out of the container and run cold water over the barberries.