This sweets is one of the most famous sweets and desserts in Iran. In Ramadan, as well as in the days of Nowruz and special occasions, Masghati can be a good option. Usually Masghati is known as the Lari Masghati. Masghati is one of the souvenirs of some Iranian cities like Bandar Abbas, Kazeroon, Lar and Ghorash. Starch, sugar, rose water, cardamom, oil and saffron are the ingredients used to make this pastry.
This sweets arrived in Iran and the Persian Gulf port about two centuries ago from the port of Muscat in the country of Oman and today it is located in the south of Fars province in the city of Lar. It can be called also a halva.
The most important ingredient used in this pastry is starch. In some cities, flower starch powder is used to make Masghati. Often, they usually use ordinary starch.
Starch is used as a nutrient for the preparation of various types of sauces and seasonings, and increases its concentration significantly.
Masghati is a type of local sweet that is more popular in hot areas. Masghati is not only the famous souvenir of Shiraz, in most southern cities it is known as one of the popular souvenirs. Masghati is one of the most delicious sweets and souvenirs of Bushehr. Simple Masghati, Masghati of date juice and Masghati of sesame are mostly found in Bushehr and we can say that belongs to this province. Masghati arrived in Iran and the shores of the Persian Gulf two centuries ago from Muscat, the capital of Oman. So, it is called Maghati. This sweet local souvenir is used as a pastry and snack along with hot drinks. Starch, oil, sugar, saffron, cardamom and rose water are used to make Masghati, and pistachio or almond kernels to decorate it.