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Sohan Asali
Sohan asali with cashew, an Iranian candy made with nuts and honey
Place of origin Iran
Region or stateIsfahan
Main ingredientshoney, sugar, saffron, almond or other nuts and oil

Sohan asali (Persian: سوهان عسلی, romanizedsohān-e asali; from asal "honey") is a kind of Iranian confectionery (sohan) originating in Esfahan, Iran.[1][2]

It is made of honey, sugar, saffron, almond, pistachios and other nuts.[3][2] It is akin to a hard toffee, being brittle and breaking into shards. It varies from the more ubiquitous Sohan from the city of Qom (sohān-e-Qomi) as it uses no wheat and much less butter and/or oil. So it’s not as short and holds its structure whilst Qom Sohan can disintegrate into powder when pressed hard.


  1. ^ "سوهان عسلی اصفهان ثبت ملی شد - تسنیم". خبرگزاری تسنیم | Tasnim (in Persian). 23 April 2023. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  2. ^ a b "12 dishes perfect for celebrating Eid al-Fitr". SBS Food. 21 April 2023. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  3. ^ Barr, Sabina (23 May 2020). "What food is eaten during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr?". The Independent. Retrieved 2 February 2024.

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