Posted in Soup/aash, Vegetarains

Persian style cucumber soup ( Abdogh khiar)

This is a simple, flavorful, refresher and cold Persian soup, that is usually served in summer time. Basically, it is made with cucumber, yogurt, raisins, herbs, and spices, but area to other area, might be added or reduce some of ingredients.  In my recipe ingredients apart from yogurt and cucumber includes dill but some people like to use other types of herbs such as chives or mint as well.
I like dill because first of all, this herbal plant has very beautiful soft taste and flavorful, secondly rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and very good to control blood cholesterol. If you add dill to your chicken or meat dishes, it gives wonderful flavor to your meals . Also it is great to freshly chopped and add to your salad.
You can use dill freshly or keep dried dill to use in Winter time.


300 gr yogurt
1/2 cucumber
3-4 crushed walnut
1 clove of garlic
4-5 dill stalks
1 tbs olive oil
3 tbs raisins
1 tsp rose petal powder
salt and pepper to taste
pieces of your favourite bread
300 ml cold water ( it depends on how you prefer your soup : thick or thin)

Place yogurt in a big bowl. Add water, olive oil, salt, pepper and rose petal powder to yogurt. Whisk it very well.Then, grate garlic into the bowl. Cut cucumber into small pieces ( no need to especial technique, simply cut it). Add raisins, crushed walnuts and dill. Place ingredients into the blender and blend it. Serve it with your favourite bread and dip in your soup.
Enjoy it

PS: I hope you like it and please leave a comment and  let me know what is your idea about it. By the way you can find me on facebook,,,  youtube and pinterest under this name: Rozina’s Persian Kitchen, also in Instagram: rozina dinaa 5. If you enjoy my recipes please subscribe on here to get more Persian/Azerbaijani hearty recipes. Thank you so very much 🙂



سوپ خیار یا همون آبدوغ خیار خودمون
سوپ خیا ر ( آبدوغ خیار) یک سوپ سرد- ساده – خوشمزه و مناسب فصل گرما می باشد که با خیار – ماست – کشمش تهیه میشود.
مواد لازم
سیصد گرم ماست
نصف خیار
سه چهار عددگردوی خرد شده
یک حبه سیرخام
چهار پنج شاخه شوید تازه
یک ق غ روغن مایع
دو ق غ کشمش سیاه
یک ق چ پودر گل سرخ
نمک و فلفل به میزان لازم
سیصد میلی لیتر آب : میزان آب بستگی به غلظت یا رقیق بودن سوپ می تواند کم ویا زیادتر شود


طرز تهیه
ماست را داخل یک کاسه ی بزرگ بریزید. آب – روغن – نمک – فلفل و پودر گل سرخ را اضافه کرده و خوب هم بزنید تا کاملن مخلوط شوند. سپس سیر را رنده کرده همراه با خیار خرد شده – کشمش- گردو و شوید به مخلوط ماست بیفزاید. مایع آماده شده راداخل مخلوط کن ریخته و کاملن مخلوط کنید تا به صورت مایعی یکدست در آید.سوپ آماده شده را در ظروف مورد نظر سرو و با برگ شوید و گل سرخ تزیین کنید.
نوش جان



Hello everyone, my name is Rozina. I am Iranian with Azerbaijani roots. I was raised in Iran but I am living in Scotland. I am passionate about cooking and preparing meals for my family and friends. I tell them the story behind the meal, the pronunciation of their Iranian name and the spices that used in Persian cuisine. I am an archaeologist, photographer, a cooking teacher, and very interested to introduce Persian and Azerbaijani meals, desserts and beverages to people from different cultures, as I love to try food from all over the world. Iranian cuisine is a combination of rice with meat ( chicken, beef, lamb, fish, turkey), nuts, fruits, dried and fresh herbs and vegetables. Iranian food is a celebration of flavor, colour and spices such as: saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, dried rose petals, dried limes, cumin, .... I share my recipes in Farsi/English along with step by step photos of preparation. I take all my own pictures. I have learned my traditional Persian and Azerbaijani recipes from my lovely mother, and she has learned from her mother. Over the years, I have experimented and learned more recipes. Some of my recipes are a fusion Western and Middle Eastern cuisine. Some are forgotten from Persian cooking tables and I try with posting and sharing those ones, to preserve them. All my recipes and pictures are property of rozinaspersiankitchen. I would be pleased if you would mention my site if you wish to use any of them. So, if you are interested to know about Persian /Azerbaijani food taste, you can try my website. I will be glad to hear your ideas about my recipes. :) Thank you for visiting my website.

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