There are several Persian snacks worth mentioning.

  • GERDU is a popular snack in Iran – it consists of peeled walnuts which are boiled extensively in water.
  • After the thin walnut peel is removed they areserved salted.
  • TCHAGALEH BADOUM is a snack consisting of almonds, also served with salt.
  • Roasted corn, or BALAL, is yet another popular snack in Iran.
  • Corn on the cob is roasted on a charcoal fire in the traditional way – however, Iranians also salt the corn by dipping it into salted water after it is roasted.

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