Ash-e doogh

Ash-e doogh
Type Soup
Place of origin Iran
Main ingredients yogurt
Variations can be made with meatballs
Cookbook: Ash-e doogh  Media: Ash-e doogh

Ash-e doogh, also known as" yogurt soup", originates from the Azeri-region of Northwest Iran and is one of the traditional soups of Ardabil.[1]

The spelling of the name of this dish varies in English and can include; Ashe Doogh, Ash-e Dugh. There are some alternative terms for this soup including; Ayran Ashi, Ash-e Mast.[2]

Ash-e doogh is usually made with yogurt or doogh, a savory type of soda yogurt, as well as different kind of vegetables such as coriander, leek, tarragon and garlic, lamb meat balls, peas, eggs, rice, onion, salt and several types of spices. Fried mint with lots of oil (and sometime garlic) is used as a topping for the soup.

Some people prefer to make this soup with yogurt whereas others prefer soda yogurt. Soup made with yogurt is sweet while the one made with soda yogurt is sour.

See also


  1. "Ash-e Mast (Persian Yogurt Soup with Meatballs)". Sabzi. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  2. Wannabecook (2011-04-26). "Iranian Bakeaholic: Ash-e Dugh or Ayran Ashi, Yogurt Soup". Iranian Bakeaholic. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
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