Ash Reshteh (Vegetable and Noodle Soup)

Ash Reshteh is a thick vegetable and noodle soup which is traditionally prepared to welcome the Persian New Year and noodles are believed to bring good fortune for the following year. There are many different kinds of Ash in Iran but Ash Reshteh vegetable and noodle soup is the most famous and popular one among all. It is mostly served with whey and sometimes with vinegar.

Recipe type 

ash reshteh vegetable and noodle soup
  • New year recipes
  • Soups
  • Vegetarian


  • Appetizers


  • 4 People

Prep time

  •  30m

Cook Time

  •  1h 30m


ash reshteh vegetable and noodle soup
  •  ½ Cups kidney beans
  •  ½ Cups chickpeas
  •  ½ Cups navy beans
  •  1 Cup chopped parsley
  •  1 Cup chopped spinach
  •  1 Cup chopped coriander
  •  1 Cup chopped dill
  •  500 Grams linguine (or persian reshteh noodles if you can get them)
  •  2 large onions
  •  2 Tablespoons flour
  •  3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  •  2 Tablespoons chopped mint, fresh or dry
  •  1 Cup Kashk (Whey) or sour cream
  •  1 Tablespoon turmeric
  •  1 Tablespoon salt
  •  1 Teaspoon black pepper


ash reshteh vegetable and noodle soup
  1. Put the kidney beans, navy beans and chickpeas in a large pot, add water and let cook until tender and set aside.
  2. Boil 6 cups of water in a large pot and add parsley, spinach, dill and coriander to it. Let cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Break up the noodles into strands of a couple of inches in length and add to the mixture and let simmer until they are cooked. Then add the flour to it.
  4. Slice the onions and saute them in a pan with vegetable oil until the color turns golden.
  5. Add salt, turmeric, pepper and mint to onions. stir and add it to the pot with noodles and vegetables.
  6. Add cooked legumes (kidney beans, navy beans and chickpeas) to the pot. Place the lid on and let it cook for 30 minutes over low heat.
  7. Place Ash Reshteh in a large serving bowl and top with sauteed onion and whey.