Saffron infusion

Za’feran-e dam kardeh

Preparation info
  • Makes

    3 tablespoons

    saffron infusion
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

  • About


  • ½ teaspoon saffron threads, very loosely packed
  • a good pinch of sugar


Grind the saffron strands with the sugar in a small mortar. If you don’t have a small mortar, you can put the saffron and sugar on a piece of baking paper, fold all the sides so the powder won’t escape, then grind with a jam jar or rolling pin until you have a very fine powder.

Boil the kettle, then let it sit for a few minutes. Tip the powder very gently into a small glass teacup, then