Qotab (Persian: قطاب qottâb) is an almond-filled, deep-fried Persian cake. It's prepared with flour, almonds, powdered sugar, vegetable oil and cardamom. The city of Yazd is well known for its qotab.
two medium eggs
100 grams yoghurt
100 grams cooking oil
150 grams flour
one teaspoon baking powder
250 grams almonds
150 grams fine sugar
one spoonful cardamom powder
Separate egg-yolks and mix well with baking powder, cooking oil and yoghurt. Add flour gradually while stirring the mix. Pour the dough in a plastic bag and leave for 1-2 hours.
Peel and ground almonds. Mix well with sugar and cardamom powder. Spread some flour on a tabletop. Make orange-sized balls from the dough. Flatten the ball on the tabletop to a thickness of 0.5 cm using a roller.
Cut circles into the dough with a cup. Place some of the almond-sugar mix at the centre of each circle. Bring the edges of the circle together and press to close completely.
Fry in pre-heated oil until colour changes. Drain the excess oil, and then roll in fine sugar. - See more at: http://www.iranchamber.com/recipes/dessert/qotaab.php#sthash.uq1OzXgI.dpuf