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Aash Anar

Ash Anar

Ash Anar is a thick Persian soup made with pomegranates and herbs which Iranians cook and serve at Yalda night’s celebrations.
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Course: Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Aash Anar, Ash Anar, Aush Anar
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 61kcal


  • 5 cups gravy or water
  • 1 cup of rice
  • ½ cup spilt chickpeas
  • 2 onions
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Persian hogweed ground
  • 3 cups a mixture of herbs (cilantro, parsley, leaks, spinach)


  • Pour 2 tablespoon oil into a pan and saute the one diced onion
  • Add split chickpeas
  • Add the washed rice
  • Add gravy
  • Shred the other onion into ground beef and add salt and pepper to it
  • Fry the meatballs with the remained oil
  • Add meatballs to the Ash
  • After the rice and split chickpeas are cooked thoroughly, add pomegranates
  • Finally, add Persia hogweeds and cook it for 5 minutes.


Uniqop’s Advice:

  1. Soak and cook the split chickpeas separately with caraway seeds.
  2. Add some butter instead of vegetable oil if you are using water
  3. You can exchange the beef with lamb
  4. You can add some dried mint as a topping
  5. As a vegan, you can replace the meatballs with a cup of lentils
  6. You can use 3-4 tablespoon pomegranate paste instead of its petals.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.98g | Protein: 1.45g | Fat: 1.36g | Sodium: 152.17mg | Potassium: 159.72mg | Fiber: 1.01g | Sugar: 2.68g | Vitamin A: 59.92IU | Vitamin C: 5.84mg | Calcium: 22.93mg | Iron: 0.84mg