Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 4.46.16 PMZulbia or zoolbia, is made up of fried dough and then covered with syrup (honey or melted sugar)

You will need:

flour, 500 grams
yogurt (not-skim), 150 grams
sugar, 200 grams
cooking oil
rose-water, 2-3 spoons


Mix flour, 1-2 spoons of sugar, and water, then add yogurt and mix well until the
mixture is even and smooth. Heat oil in a pan until hot. Pour the mix through a funnel
into the pan creating round shapes about 5 cm in diameter. Lower the heat and
fry fully on one side, then on the other.

Mix sugar, rose-water, and a glass of water. Heat until water comes to a boil, and
the syrup thickens. Remove from heat. Soak zoolbia in the syrup for about 5 minutes, then

5 thoughts on “How to Make Zulbia

  1. Sina Mohajer says:

    Mer30!!!! Khastam begam mer30 ke recipe gozashtin, and I have a few suggestions. If you can, add step by step pictures and a little bit more details such as the number of servings the measurements provide.

    And I also want to praise and commend you for being proud Persians….. Persian=English British=Iranian….



  2. Yazdegeird says:

    thank you for keeping our tradition. and God bless you.


  3. alireza says:

    Please correct the picture. it’s Bamieh not Zulbia.

  4. admin says:

    Thank you for pointing this out, we will correct it.

  5. Hosting says:

    To make the saffron sugar syrup, combine the saffron and water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Slowly add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Increase the heat and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, transfer the syrup to a sterilised jar and steep for 24 hours before using. The syrup will keep for at least 6 months at room temperature.

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