Haft mewa from Afghanistan

Navroz mubarak from Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan!

Haft mewa, or “seven fruits,” is a wonderful Afghan breakfast dish filled with the dried fruits of winter to welcome the fresh ones of spring. It is served on the morning of the first day of the Persian New Year (Navroz) coinciding with the first day of Spring.


Let seven dried fruits stand in plain water together overnight. Here we used: red and green raisins, almonds (peeled after 15 minutes in hot water), apricots, nuts from inside the apricots’ seeds, pistachio (no shell), and walnuts (no shell and peeled). Any of them can be substituted by for example dried cranberries, pine nuts and the like.

– A few drops of rosewater can be added in the water. 
– It can stay up to three days in the fridge once prepared. 


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