Soup and Porridge recipes from Persia

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Iranians are tops at making soups that eat like a meal. A vegetarian's delight because few of the meals in this section call for the addition of meat. Rather the meals are loaded up with vegetables and beans along with a healthy dose of chopped herbs.

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Egg Drop Soup


Sauted onions blended with mint and brought to simmer over low heat.

Eggs are added one by one into the mixture and cooked for a few mintunes before serving.

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Barley Porridge


Delicious porridge made with barley cooked with chicken, spiced with cinnamon and served hot for breakfast. This is on of my favorite persain food recipes.

Great combination of chicken, cooked barley, topped with butter and cinnamon.

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Lentil Soup


Adas means 'lentils' in the Persian language. Adassi refers to the soup made from lentils. Easy and quick to prepare, two kinds of lentils, brown and orange (mansoor) beans cooked with onions,

Served hot with olive oil and sprinkled with a dash of majoram.

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Chickpea Beef Soup

Abgusht Nohkhod

The famous Abgusht or as street vendors call them 'Teezy'. Beef chunks and bones stewed along with chickpeas,potatoes,tomatoes and spiced with garlic and onions.

Before serving, broth is drained into a serving bowl. The remaining beef, chickpeas and potato mixture is mashed together to make a chucky paste.

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Pomegranate Meatball Soup

Aush-e Anar

Seasoned groundbeef meatballs, stewed in pomegranate juice with rice, lentils, sauteed raisins and mints leaves.

Interesting mix of sweet and tangy flavors, full of protein from the lentils.

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Vegetable Bean Soup

Aushe Resht-eh

Aushe mean 'soup' and Resh-teh means 'noodle' in the Persian language or Farsi (Arabic pronunciation of Parsi). Delicious soup made with noodles, beans and vegetables topped with whey and fried garlic.

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Aush, Haleem, Abgusht

Get ready to slice and dice your way to great tasting Persian soups.

Aushe means 'soup' and Halim means 'porridge' in the Persian language or Farsi (Arabic pronunciation of Parsi).