Ajil (Persian Trail Mix)

This traditional Iranian mixture of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is a nice mix of sweet and salty and will keep for up to two weeks; it first appeared in our December 2012 issue along with Ramin Ganeshram’s story Midnight Snack.

Ajil (Persian Trail Mix) Ajil (Persian Trail Mix)
This Iranian snack is a sweet-salty mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and sugar-coated almonds.
Yield: makes About 5 Cups


  • 1 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup whole, salted pistachios
  • 1 cup sugar-coated slivered almonds (or noghl available at Sadaf.com)
  • 23 cup dried mulberries (available at Puritan’s Pride)
  • 12 cup roasted, unsalted almonds
  • 12 cup dried, salted chickpeas
  • 12 cup golden raisins
  • 12 cup dried currants
  • 8 dried Mission figs
  • 8 dried Turkish figs


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a bowl until evenly combined; store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.