Persian Style Onion Soup

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by littlemafia

I think it comes from Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite

Top Review by Diana 2

*Superb* I've had lots of onion soups before, but they have all had a beef broth base. This is so good with chicken. I also loved the spices, and I'd certainly not thought of adding cinnamon and mint. This is definately a keeper. I did have a problem finding fenugeek though. I found on the internet where you could substitute with mustard seed. I don't understand that, as apparently fenugeek has a bit of a licorice taste, but I went with the mustard seeds anyway. :D Thanks littlemafia for a wonderful taste experience. Made for: Soup is On! ~ Jan 2010 - Diabetic Forum

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil, the onions and some seasoning. Cover and seat for 12-15 minutes until the onions are soft, lifting the lid and stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the spices, dried mint and remaining oil, then stir in the flour, cook, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Gradually pour in stock, whisking as you do so to prevent any lumps forming.
  4. When it has all been added, drop in the cinnamon stick and simmer over a low heat, partially covered with the lid, for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice and sugar, then taste and adjust the seasoning. Discard the cinnamon stick. Ladle the soup into warm bowls and scatter over the herbs to serve.

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