This Persian soup is very tasty, nutritious, full of vitamins, and it smells fabulous.
It looks very nice when it's garnished with fried red onion and mint leaves.
What is your favourite Middle Eastern dish ?
1 cup beans, soaked overnight
1 large onion
6 garlic cloves
0,5 kg spinach
3 cups parsley
3 cups cilantro
1 cup chives
1 cup mint
1 tablespoon turmeric
salt & pepper
1 medium red onion
1 tablespoon dried mint
1. Sauté small diced onion and minced garlic in some oil until translucent. Add turmeric and mix well. Add beans and 10 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook covered for 1,5 hours.
2. In the meantime clean and rough chop herbs and spinach. Add them to the beans. Season with salt and pepper. Cook covered over medium heat for another 1,5 hours until beans are cooked all the way through.
3. Slice the red onion in thin half moons and sauté in oil until golden. Add dried mint and continue to fry on low heat until onion becomes crispy.
4. Serve in soup bowls and place fried onion garnish on top.