Abdoogh Khiar Recipe- Persian Yogurt and Cucumber in 10 min

Abdoogh khiar is one of the traditional and old Iranian dishes that is considered a very popular seasonal dish. Because is served cold, it is mostly prepared and served in the summer season.

There are different recipes for making this appetizer in all cities and this delicious dish is very effective in quenching thirst in summer.

Abdoogh khiar is not just a simple food but also a healthy and delicious food. for reading and teaching more recipes you can visit mealscook.

Now be with us to make this delicious food.

Abdoogh khiar recipe

With the amount of ingredients included in this recipe, you can prepare this for 4 people. If you want to make more or less, just multiply or divide the ingredients.

The elders used the heat as an excuse for lunch on hot summer afternoons and made abdoogh khiar six days out of seven days a week. How to prepare cucumber broth depends on your taste.

You might like to not even add cucumber to it and make a delicious meal with raisins, and walnuts, and on the other side, you may like to have only yogurt and cucumber and a little water and ice. Vegetables play an important role in the taste of abdoogh khiar.

For: 4 people

preparation: 10 minute

Ingredients for abdoogh khiar:

Ingredients for abdoogh khiar

Doogh (ayran) or you can use water instead of doogh
  2.2 pound
Cucumber     3 pcs
Cream         1.7 ounce
Walnuts   3.5 ounce
Raisins   3.5 ounce
Salt   as needed
Yogurt   10.5 ounce
Lavash bread (crispy bread)    as needed
Vegetables (Dry herbs such as tarragon, coriander, basil, mint,oregano-Fresh herbs such as mint,marzah, tarragon,basil-Chives, and radishes-Tarragon-Basil) 10.5 ounce   10.5 ounce

Instruction for abdoogh khiar:

Instruction for abdoogh khiar

1. First step: preparing vegetables and cucumbers

preparing vegetables and cucumbers

To prepare abdoogh khiar we first clean the vegetables, wash and drain them, chop the vegetables on the kitchen board and pour them in a large bowl, then wash the cucumbers and make vertical and horizontal cuts on them.

We make and chop the cucumbers into small squares like salad Shirazi and pour them into a bowl.

2. Second step: adding doogh(ayran)

adding doogh

In a large bowl pour the yogurt and then add the cream and mix well until they are smooth, then add the doogh and mix.
If it is thick add some water and taste it and if needed add a little salt to it. Then add chopped vegetables and cucumber to the doogh and mix the ingredients.

3. Third step: adding raisins and walnut

adding raisins to abdoogh khiar

We cut some lavash bread into small pieces by hand and pour it into the ingredients and mix it.chop the walnuts with a knife or pour them in a grinder and pour the powder and add the raisins.

4. Step 4:Preparation of abdoogh khiar

We stir the ingredients and pour the prepared abdoogh khiar in the refrigerator to cool and (if you want to use it quickly put some ice cubes in it) then decorate it with raisins and walnuts. Enjoy your meal.

This food is served with sangak breadbarbari bread, and sabzi khordan.

Properties of abdoogh khiar:

Properties of abdoogh khiar

  • This food can be considered as one of the healthiest foods in the summer season.
  • You can maintain your body’s minerals and vitamins with the help of the vegetables used in this product.
  • Among its properties for the digestive system, we can mention anti-inflammation and flatulence properties (due to the use of mint and basil in it).
  • Supplying vitamin C with radish and iodine.
  • Disinfectant properties due to sulfur.
  • Providing calcium and protein to the body with yogurt.
  • Eliminate night insomnia.
  • Appetizing and aromatic.
  • Fast digestion and useful for nerves.
  • Being sleepy.
  • Relaxing, soothing, and tonic.

Tarragon is a leafy green herb that is highly aromatic with a subtle licorice flavor. It adds a fresh, spring taste and a bit of elegance to a variety of recipes, including salad dressings, sauces, and fish and chicken dishes, and is commonly used in French cooking. Tarragon is sold both fresh and dried, and is available year-round.

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Abdoogh khiar during pregnancy:

Abdoogh khiar during pregnancy

Among the properties that this food can have during pregnancy, we can say:

  • Its calcium can be useful for bones and their growth.
  • Avoid eating unpasteurized,high-fat yogurts, etc.
  • Raisins can provide potassium.
  • Other benefits include compensating for anemia, increasing appetite, reducing constipation, providing energy, helping to grow bones, etc.
  • Using walnuts in this food can increase the IQ of children.
  • The copper content in this food can help you overcome the weakness of the immune system. This is done through the supply of interleukin.
  • The water in cucumber and the water added to this food can compensate for dehydration.
  • Relieve constipation by eating cucumber skin in this dish.
  • Antioxidants such as vitamin A, beta carotene and C increase the immunity of the body.
  • Cucumber lowers blood sugar and on the other hand, sodium and minerals in it can help regulate blood pressure.

Notes for abdoogh khiar:

Notes for abdoogh khiar

Tips and techniques for making abdoogh khiar recipe:

  • You can use water instead of doogh in your ingredients, but the final taste of using doogh in abdoogh khiar is more delicious than using water
  • Adding cream is optional and it is added for more thickness and can be removed
  • If desired add a little powder or rosemary leaves
  • Use dry bread (crispy) to prepare this dish
  • It is better to use slightly sour yogurt or dough
  • In some recipes, a little dry rose is also added to the ingredients
  • In the original recipe, the skin of the cucumber is not taken
  • Adding a little chopped onion makes it more delicious
  • You can also use dried vegetables
  • If you don’t have access to fresh vegetables, you can use dried vegetables to make this food
  • The best types of vegetables for making this food are cucumber, basil, mint, oregano, savory, tarragon, and a little coriander or parsley if desired
  • It is suggested to use some chopped radish in the preparation of persian cold yogurt soup.
  • If you wish you can remove the cream from the ingredients
  • To make this dish for guests, it is better to finely chop cucumber, walnuts and vegetables
  • If you wish you can use some garlic and cumin powder to flavor it
  • Adding fresh garlic, shallots, and dill to it gives a more attractive taste
  • Some people add a tablespoon of rose water to this dish to make it fragrant
  • You can use some rosemary, walnuts, and chopped herbs to decorate the luxury persian cold yogurt soup
  • Adding some black pepper makes it tastier
  • If you are cold or phlegmatic, you can use more garlic, walnuts, ginger, and mint in this food
  • Before making the delicious ab doogh khiar, first beat the yogurt until it is smooth
  • Instead of yogurt, you can also use ready-made flavored doogh or kefir to prepare this dish
  • You can add some ice to cool it
  • It is usually served with dry bread, but you can also serve this delicious cold soup with tafton bread, lavash, and other traditional breads
  • It is interesting to know that Iranian Armenians add some dry or liquid curd to it.

FAQ for abdoogh khiar:

1. Where is the origin of abdoogh khiar?

Abdo khiar is one of the traditional dishes from Iran that can be prepared in a bowl and eaten cold. Similar examples of this type of food can be seen in the countries of the region, including Turkey, Albania, Macedonia, Armenia, and Cyprus.

2. How many calories is in abdoogh khiar?

Calories for this food can be different. Depending on what ingredients you use in this type of food, you can also use other ingredients such as tarragon, walnuts, raisins, onions, shallots, garlic, mint, and cream.

3. Does abdoogh khiar make you slim?

Maybe you have also wondered if abdoogh khiar is slimming. In this regard, we can answer that this food can be one of the best foods for those who want to get rid of excess weight. For example, the ingredients used in it are low in calories.

For example, cucumber does not cause weight gain and can be used in the diet as a hunger suppressant. You can use this food for dinner to cover this part of your day. Therefore, by placing it in your diet you can use it as a suitable element for your diet and weight loss.

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  • If you have experience eating abdoogh khiar, please say your comment.
  • If you are looking for vegetarian food, I suggest you abdoogh khiar without meat, because this stew full of iron and vitamins.
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