None of the 4 reviews actually seem to review the recipe after making it so I hope this helps.
I made it from the cookbook and it's amazing. I used the authors adviah recipe but I'm sure you can google one if you don't have the book.
I'm not persian but the rosewater did not seem out of place in this savory recipe - it gives an amazing aroma.
I couldn't find green garlic but it still came out great. I made it twice so far
I have this cookbook and this recipe seems to overly complicate what is in the book and add a bunch of extra ingredients that have no place in a savoury dish. Rose water is traditionally used in desserts only....advieh 1/2 tsp for 6 servings? Why even bother if you do not already have it in your pantry. I love this cookbook and this dish but this recipe does neither justice.
I would not get hung up on the advieh. Most Persian cooking uses very simple seasoning ( salt, pepper, turmeric and the occasional light touch of cinnamon). You can drop the advieh with little impact to the final product,
To the previous reviewer: you can buy ready made Advieh in any Persian grocery store and Mrs Batmanglich has the exact recipe for the Advieh in her New food of life book:It consists of a few different spices Like Turmeric ,Cinnamon,pepper .A great advieh can be made by using one tablespoon of Indian Curry powder and a Teaspoon of Turmeric and you have your own blend.
Loved the recipe but found very unfair the author didn't give the recipe for Advieh (the persian spice mix), so I'm not buying her book. She at least could have given on the recipe posted. She was very particular in not giving it away. She said she brought one she made for Martha Stewart. If this is a persian mix, there's no point making the recipe if it's not going to taste right. Since she gave the recipe on TV, she must have given it properly.