Iranian Barley Soup

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by winkki

Found online at an Iranian student website and posted per a recipe request.

Top Review by Lisa Lisa Ann

Pretty tasty, just a bit bland for me. My husband loved it. I used parsley instead of the mint and did not fry the onions first. I'm in agreement that frying them first would probably be a good idea to add more taste. It made A LOT of a very healthy and filling dish :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put everything into a pot and then bring to a gentle boil.
  2. Simmer for 1 1/4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Variations: Fry the onions in the oil before putting them in the pot.
  4. Add 1 cup of cooked chick peas or red kidney beans a few min before serving.

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