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Best Ranginak Recipe | Persian Date and Walnute Dessery

I have always loved southern desserts and one of them is ranginak. Remember that every Thursday, my mother used to make ranginak in memory of the loved ones who were not among us. I was always waiting for this delicious dessert to be prepared and I would take it to my neighbors as a courtesy.

A very delicious dessert made of dates, flour, and special spices, the combination of which is great. In short, there is a world of deliciousness and memory behind this dessert, which I will explain below.

Related: Masghati recipe.

My experience table:

My level of interest is from 1 to 10 10
The ease of cooking Hard
Served for Dessert
Suggest for Sweet, party dessert
What is served with? Persian tea, gol gav zaban, 

What is ranginak?

what is ranginak

Ranginak is a combination of dates and walnuts together and is delicious and nutritious. One of these tasty,low-volume, and high-energy desserts that are very easy to cook is ranginak.

Ranginak is one of the most delicious and traditional Iranian desserts, which origin belongs to the southern cities of our country in the southern cities of our country, including Bushehr, Khuzestan, Bandar Abbas, and the south of Fars province.

Ranginak is used as a dessert, along with Persian tea. It is very nutritious because of the ingredients used in it, and you can prepare this delicious dessert along with shole zard, halva havij,shir berenj, and ash reshteh for iftar during Ramadan and eat it.

Feel full for a long time, and the durability of this dessert is very good.

This authentic southern dessert has great energy due to the presence of dates and walnut, which is considered the best medicine for low blood pressure. Due to the warm nature of this delicious sweet, it is considered one of the autumn desserts.

I won’t say anything about its unique taste and aroma, and you should try it yourself! Join us to prepare a delicious rangingak of meals cook recipes.

One of the most important ingredients used in this dessert is dates,which we will briefly describe below.

How to make simple ranginak?

How to make simple ranginak

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
The number of calories in an average plate: 423 calories

Ingredients:

White flour  2 cup
Animal oil or butter 7 to 8.8 ounce
Cinnamon powder 1 tablespoon
Cardamom powder half a teaspoon
Dates according to the size of the dish you have chosen
Walnuts as needed
Coconut powder as needed for decoration

Ranginak Recipe:

ranginak recipe

Instruction:

1. Melt butter in a pan:

Melt butter in a pan

In the first step of making simple ranginak, you have to pour the butter into a pan. Let the butter melt over low heat. The amount of butter needed to make this sweet is between 200 and 250 grams. If you like to use less butter, you can use 200 grams of butter.

Remember, in preparation for this dessert, you should add half the amount of flour, butter, or oil to it.

2. Roasting flour:

Roasting flour

In the second step, you must sift the flour once to separate if there are any lumps in it. Then, add the homogenized flour to the melted butter; with the help of a wooden spoon, mix butter and flour on low heat.

Continue this until the rawness of the flour is taken and it is fried well. Stir the flour and butter constantly until it does not stick, and it gets a little color and becomes golden.

Then turn off the flame and let it cool down a bit. To make the color, note that the mixture of flour and butter should not become dark and hard like halva, and you should take it a little thinner from the gas.

3. Preparing dates:

preaper date

In the third step, you need to separate the skin and core of the dates. You can use a strong straw or a clean automatic tube to remove the cores of the dates more easily. Then, instead of the date kernel, put a quarter of a walnut inside the date.

Repeat this for all dates. Your dates should be enough to fill a medium bowl. If you like the walnuts that are used to make the color to be crunchy, you can roast some of them in a pan and then put them inside the dates. In the second step, you must sift the flour once to separate if there are any lumps in it.

Then, add the homogenized flour to the melted butter; with the help of a wooden spoon, mix butter and flour on low heat.

Continue this until the rawness of the flour is taken and it is fried well. Stir the flour and butter constantly until it does not stick, and it gets a little color and becomes golden.

Then turn off the flame and let it cool down a bit. To make the color, note that the mixture of flour and butter should not become dark and hard like halva, and you should take it a little thinner from the gas.

4. Mixing ingredients:

Mixing ingredients

After the mixture of flour and butter has cooled a little, add cinnamon powder and cardamom powder to it. Then, mix the ingredients well.

Now, pour some of this mixture into the desired dish. Place the dates filled with walnuts on top of these ingredients and inside the dish.

It is not necessary to place the dates very close together. Just fill the dish and put dates wherever necessary.

This will prevent your sweet from taking on too much date flavor and make it more delicious. Then again, pour the mixture of flour and butter on the dates until the surface is completely covered.

5. Serving ranginak:

Serving ranginak

In the last step of how to prepare ranginak, you should put it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours so that it hardens and sets. Then, before serving, remove it from the refrigerator and sprinkle some coconut powder and pistachio powder on it.

You can eat this delicious dessert with Persian tea or gol gav zaban.In the way of preparing this dessert, after you pour all the ingredients into the dish, you can sift some powdered sugar and cinnamon on it.

Then, put this Persian sweet in the refrigerator to harden. If you like, serve and eat Ranginak warm and enjoy its warm and delicate taste.

Notes for Ranginak:

Notes for Ranginak

  • If you want your ranginak to be a little more oily, use 8.8 ounces of butter.
  • For the preparation of this sweet, whatever amount of flour you use, you should add half of this amount of oil or butter.
  • You can decorate the top with sliced pistachios as desired.
  • In order to have a better taste of this dessert, you can use 1.5 cups of white flour along with 1/2 cup of chickpea flour.
  • You can halve the amount of butter and use solid oil for the rest.
  • The amount of dates depends on the dish in which it is served, and it should be enough to cover the ingredients completely.
  • You can roast the walnuts a little with a gentle heat until they are roasted, and then use them.
  • You can use cocoa powder in the mixture of flour and butter to have another taste.
  • Properties and benefits of dates:

    Properties and benefits of dates

    As you know, dates have a hot and dry nature. Dates are the best substitute for foods containing sugar. Because sugar is food for the brain and due to the presence of natural sugar, dates easily affect the brain’s short-term memory and make it perform its activities well.

  • The significant potassium present in this fruit prevents blood pressure from rising, and it will be absolutely useful and necessary for the proper functioning of muscles and nerves.

    Also, dates have great amounts of magnesium, which is very useful for nerves and muscles. Dates are half of a healthy diet.

  • Because all the essential substances needed by the body, including sugar, fat, protein, and all kinds of vitamins, are available in dates.
  • Daily consumption of dates along with milk is highly recommended because it prevents hunger and thirst.

Ranginak properties:

ranginak properties

  • body strengthening
  • Very nutritious
  • Strengthens memory and nerves
  • Very suitable for the holy month of Ramadan (prevents hunger for a long time)
  • Enhance sexual power
  • Hematopoietic (rich in iron and folic acid)
  • Anti-cancer (dates have many antioxidant properties)
  • It is recommended that the elderly and thin and weak people who always suffer from weak physical strength, as well as children who are of growing age, consume this nutritious and tonic dessert.

Dates Nutrition Benefits

A delicious snack that you can enjoy on their own or with nut butter, dates offer the following health benefits:

  • Are nutrient-rich
  • Have a variety of antioxidants
  • Are naturally sweet and provide no added sugar
  • Support digestive health
  • Protect heart and health and blood sugar regulation
  • Offer brain protection
  • Help ease natural labor

sourced:https://www.health.com/

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Chef Haghighi

I am Chef Haghighi with ten years of cooking experience and setting up many restaurants and fast food in Iran and Turkey. I am interested in writing recipes on my website. I have the TCA international culinary qualification.

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