Desserts, Vegetarains

Sweet/Sour Mint Syrup (Sekanjabin)

During  the Summer time in Iran to avoid of heat of summer, housewives make and bottle different types of syrups (Sharbat)by cooking fruits or flowers and herbs in dissolved sugar/honey water. Then, we store them and when we are gathering in family members , friends and guests group, we serve it. One of most popular sharbat is Mint syrup).

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Basically it made from white vinegar, sugar/honey and water. You can flavor with different kinds of essence but mint is most popular.
Sekanjabin, is a sort of syrups that we serve it with lettuce. After preparing syrup, dip lettuce leaves in the syrup ( sekanjabin) and eat it, sooooo good.
In olden times, based on traditional medicines in Iran, each vegetable , fruit, meat or any ingredient for making food, has a “cold” or “hot” attribute.
These terms relate to the fundamental nature of the food and are not related to temperature.

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For example. The following recipe is a kind of syrup with a “hot” attribute and is served with lettuce leaves which have a “cold” attribute and the combination of these two different atributes , will combine to produce a “balanced” meal , this process is called food treatment.

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Ingredient
1/2 cups white vinegar
2 cups white sugar or honey
2 cups water
Handful fresh mint leaves
Preparation
In a pot combine sugar or honey with water, bring it to a boil and add vinegar. Simmer until it thickens. In the last minute add chopped fresh mint leaves to the syrup and remove from the heat. cover the syrup with a lid and let to cool. Now syrup is ready. remove mint leaves and refrigerate it for few months. . Serve it with lettuce leaves and enjoy it.

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