Three lentil aash

Three lentil aash

15 mins Prep · 40 mins Cook

Aash is a hearty Persian soup that’s loaded with herbs, occasionally meat and a grain or noodles. Whip up a wholesome and soul-satisfying bowl using just store cupboard staples.

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Serves 6
Cuisine Indian
Diet Vegetarian
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 172
Fat 13g
Saturates 7g
Protein 5g
Carbs 10g
Sugars 1g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details


Cooking Instructions

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Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté the chopped onions for 5 minutes over a medium heat until softened.


Add the chopped herbs and cook until wilted – approx. 2 minutes. Add the crushed garlic and sauté gently.


Add the tamarind, smoked paprika, tomato purée, butter and flour and stir until fully incorporated. Add the stock and water at once and season well.


Bring to a boil then add the soaked overnight (strained) lentils. Simmer uncovered over a low heat for 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.


Season well and serve with the dill sprinkled on top.