Zerde dessert is one of the delicious desserts ranging from Ottoman cuisine to our today's tables. Zerde dessert still continues its tradition in Konya. A light recipe of turmeric dessert prepared on special occasions in ancient times. Here's the recipe for the turmeric dessert and its preparation. Zerde is one of the special recipes of the Ottoman palace cuisine. Cooked on special occasions, in celebrations, this precious dessert gets its color and taste from two special spices: saffron and turmeric. It is prepared by cooking water with rice and throwing barberry sugar and cloves into it. It is a kind of sugary rice jelly that is given color and smell with saffron. Zerde is famous for being served at weddings, celebrations of the arrival of babies and the first ten days of the month of Muharram. Zerde dessert was registered by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office on 11.10.2021 and received the geographical indication.