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Iranian Barley Soup
From: win

Found online at an Iranian student website.


  • 1 cup dried barley
  • 1/2 cup dry green lentils or red lentil
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint or parsley
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Put everything into a pot and then bring to a gentle boil.

Simmer for 1 1/4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Variations: Fry the onions in the oil before putting them in the pot.

Add 1 cup of cooked chick peas or red kidney beans a few min before serving.