‘Seven Fruits’

Haft Mewa

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Parwana

Parwana

By Durkhanai Ayubi

Published 2020

  • About

Haft mewa literally translates as ‘seven fruits’ and is a type of compote comprising a selection of dried fruit and nuts, steeped in water until their flavours and natural sweetness emerge and combine. Traditionally, it is made once a year to mark the ritual of Nowroz.

Despite the translation, haft mewa can and often does include more than seven different fruits and nuts. Different families use different ingredients because the recipe is flexible enough to vary according to personal