Eshkeneh (Persian Onion Soup)

Eshkeneh is a traditional Iranian soup originally from Khorasan province, But it’s popular all around Iran. There are various types of Eshkene, such as fenugreek, tomato Eshkene, and quince Eshkene. It’s a pleasant and quick soup, normally served with bread as an appetizer, dinner or a light lunch. It is also a vegetarian soup.


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Recipe type
Course
Serves 2 People
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
20m

Ingredients

  • 1
    large onion
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 Cup
    walnut
  • 2 Tablespoons
    chopped mint, dry or fresh
  • 2 Tablespoons
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons
    pomegranate paste
  • 1 Tablespoon
    fenugreek, chopped *optional
  • 1 Teaspoon
    turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 Cups
    water
  • vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in pot and fry chopped onions over medium heat.

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  2. When onion turns golden, add salt, pepper and turmeric and stir.

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  3. Add fresh or dried mint and stir.

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  4. Add tomato and pomegranate paste and stir well.

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  5. Break the walnuts into small pieces and add to the pot.

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  6. Add water to the pot and bring to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid, simmer for 15 minutes.

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  7. Crack the eggs into the pot.

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  8. Stir the mixture for one minute and scramble the eggs while stirring. When eggs are hard, it is ready to serve.

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  9. Serve hot with bread and side dish of your choice.

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3 reviews for Eshkeneh (Persian Onion Soup)

  1. Mona
    5

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    fast, tasty, filling!
    just my type!!

  2. Fariba Nafissi

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    OMG…I have not had that in the longest time…Love it ;)

  3. Amir
    5

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    I never forget the day I came home from school and my mother was making Eshkeneh for lunch. For some reason I never liked this dish. I told my mom, I am not hungry and went to my room and took a nap. Guess what happened! My mom woke me up and she had a big dish of zereshk polo in her hands. I never forget that day and I wish she could make me Eshkeneh again. Thank you for sharing this and refreshing the memories.

  4. siavash
    5

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    A thousand thank-yous for the great story Amir!

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