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Poolaki is one of the famous souvenirs of Isfahan. You can introduce Pooleki to any visitor; because it has a very delicious taste and you can eat it with tea.

It is being prepared in different tastes and sizes. It includes the traditional sweets that are being prepared for Nowrouz. In this article, we are going to learn more about Poolaki; stay tuned.

Isfahan Poolaki

Isfahan Poolaki is a kind of candy that tastes sweet.

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It is a circle and looks like a small coin or somehow a thin disk.

When you put Pooleki in your mouth, it starts dissolving.

The ingredients of Isfahan Poolaki contain sugar, water, saffron, white vinegar, cocoa powder, etc.

It can be offered in different tastes like:

  • Sesame
  • Coconut
  • Lemon
  • Saffron

For those who have problems consuming sweet, dietetic, and free sugar Poolaki is suggested.

Effects of Poolaki on Health

It is made with healthy ingredients.

Poolaki (especially saffron ) has these effects on health:

  • treating depression
  • Anti-cancer
  • Treatment of anemia
  • Treatment of stomach pains
  • helping blood circulation in the body
  • Memory enhancing
  • Sedative
  • helping to the digestion of food.

How to prepare Pooleki

Preparing It is so easy; in the following, we are going to provide its recipe.

  • Time for cooking: 2 h
  • Ingredients:
  • Sugar: 1 glass
  • White vinegar: 8 tablespoon
  • Water: half of a glass
  • Sesame: 1 tablespoon
  • Dried damask rose: 1 tablespoon
  • Dried lime: 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Saffron: half of a teaspoon

First, you should beat the saffron well and add 3 spoons of boiling water to it. Then, place the lid on it to brew.

Now, pour water into a small pot or boiling milk to boil, then reduce the heat and add sugar, vinegar, and brewed saffron to the boiling water.

It doesn’t need to stir the ingredients; you can shake the pot and let the sugar get solved in the water.

You should put the mixture of sugar, vinegar, and water for 15 to 20 min on the gas stove with a gentle flame so that the sugar gets firm.

After the ingredients get thickened, you should decide about the taste of it. So, in this step add anything that you like (sesame, dried damask rose, dried lime, coconut powder, etc.).

Shake the put, so that the ingredients get mixed. Let the ingredients boil for 5 min. when your mixture turns to a caramel color, it’s probably ready.

If you want to be sure that it’s ready, put the ingredients on some ice.

If Its ingredients are hard and crunchy on the ice, so it’s ready.

If Pooleki is soft, boil it for extra minutes to get crispy and fragile.

Cover the Poolaki on the tray with foil.

Take some part of Pooleki with a spoon and pour them on the foil-like circle and little coins.

Pay attention that if you boil the ingredients enough, the ingredients on the foil won’t get spread.

If you notice that it gets spread, it’s better to put it for some extra minutes on the gas stove and boil it to reach a proper density.

When you pour them on the foil, pay attention that they won’t be thick so that you have thinner Poolaki. If you like, you can add some sesame to the Poolaki to have a better appearance.

After pouring all the ingredients into the tray, you should wait for some hours until they get dry. Then, you can separate them from the foil and put them in a proper dish.

Important Tips for preparing Poolaki

For preparing dietetic and sugar-free Poolaki, add dietetic sugar or honey to it.

if you want Poolaki doesn’t get hardened, you should keep it in a container with a lid.

If you separate it when they are warm, it causes them to stick together.

Don’t use any vinegar, except white vinegar.

If you give a little heat to the ingredients, it becomes soft and if you heat it too much, it smells like burning.

Nutritional Value of Poolaki

In every 100 g of Poolaki, there are:

  • Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g
  • Carbohydrate: 75.7 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Sugar: 74.7 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g


  1. What are the ingredients of Poolaki?
    Sugar, water, saffron, etc.
  2. What are the effects of Poolaki on health?
    Treating depression, anti-cancer, treatment of anemia, etc.
  3. How much time is needed for preparing Poolaki?
    2 h.


Poolaki is worth trying. In comparison with hard sugar, Its sweetness is lower; so, it’s a better choice for guaranteeing physical health.

Have you ever tried Pooleki ? Which taste of It do you prefer? Share your comments with us…

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