Dervesh is a Pakhtoon specialty, and one you usually do not find outside the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. For me, that’s what makes it extra special and unique. It can be served as a dessert or even as a snack at tea time. On top of that, it’s super tasty and very simple to make.


  • Rice Flour – 1 kg
  • Ghee – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ½ kg
  • Cardamom Powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Mixed Nuts – As per taste
  • Coconut – ½ cup
  • Raisins (for garnish)


  1. Add ghee in a pan
  2. When hot, add rice flour and cardamom powder
  3. Mix until light golden
  4. Now add sugar and the nuts and mix well
  5. Place mixture in a greased square dish
  6. Let it cool, then cut into squares