Reshteh Khoshkar is one of the many traditional sweets of Gilan. The cookies are famously used for breaking the fast during the month of Ramadan. So if you travel to Gilan province during this month, there is a good chance that you will see many places offering these sweet cookies. (The month of Ramadan moves backwards 11 days each year, but for 2019, it will be from the 6th of May until the 4th of June)

In order to prepare these cookies, a strainer is used to drip multiple thin strands of batter onto a long, copper griddle counter. Base ingredients of Reshteh Khoshkar include rice flour, walnuts, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. Before the cookie is served, a local sherbet sauce consisting of water, sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom is poured on top.

Some places sell the fried Reshteh Khoshkar without the sherbet. This way, the cookies can be quickly fried at home and the sherbet is added right before they are served. This sweet, high-calorie cookie is mostly served with tea as most people find it too sweet to be eaten alone.

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