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Asiran Soup

200 g wheat grains
1 bowl yogurt
10 g flour
1 white onion
knob of butter
fresh coriander or mint (depending on the season)
Note: Coriander, known locally as "asotu", is picked in season and dried for the winter.
Servings: 6

Boil the wheat grains in plenty of water until tender. Beat the flour into the yogurt and pour slowly into a pan of boiling water, stirring constantly.

Simmer for a few minutes until thickened, and then add the boiled wheat, the onion (finely chopped and fried in butter), and the chopped coriander. Tiny meat balls and mint may be added to the soup if desired.

This soup is also known as Den Soup or As Soup.

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