Abgoosht or Dizi is one of the traditional and old dishes of Iran, which is very popular among people. Abgoosht is cooked in different cities in special recipes. This tasty and delicious food is made with various ingredients such as meat, beans, etc. Abgoosht is very nutritious because of the ingredients used in it, and maybe a few people don’t like it. It is considered one of the most popular and special Iranian foods and many people like it.
- Lamb meat
- Tomato paste
- Salt, pepper and turmeric as needed
The first stage
To prepare delicious Abgoosht in the traditional way, first, after peeling the onion and tomato, we divide them into four parts and put them in a suitable pot along with the meat and peas, and add boiling water almost six times the ingredients.
The second stage
At this stage, when the water starts to boil completely, we remove the foam from the cooking meat. Next, we add turmeric and black pepper to the pot and put the lid on the pot and let it cook slowly.
The third stage
The point that you should pay attention to is that if we want to make Dizi in the traditional way, we do not put beans in the Abgoosht and we only use peas. Of course, adding white beans to the Abgoosht is a matter of taste.
The fourth stage
Another point is that we must use fresh mutton with bones and fat. It is better to soak peas the night before and change the water several times to completely prepare it.
The fifth stage
At this stage, when the meat is cooked, we add the potatoes that we washed well with the skin, along with salt. In the last half an hour, we take out the onion, and tomato from the dish, mash them together and put them in the pan.
The sixth stage
Then we roast it well with a spoonful of tomato paste and add it to the pot again and leave it until it becomes a delicious Dizi. A quarter of an hour before turning off the gas, add dry dill (if desired).
The benefits of Abgoosht
1.Peas and beans are rich in protein
You know that these foods belong to the legume family and provide vegetable protein. Studies on their properties have shown that eating 100 grams of red beans provides 33% of the daily need for fiber and 16% of the daily need for protein for women and 14% for men. Of course, because they do not have all the essential amino acids, it is better to combine them with other sources of protein such as grains or meats. Just don’t forget that legumes have a protein called lectin, which is destroyed by heat, and if they are consumed uncooked, they can cause nausea and diarrhea in the consumer, so they must be cooked completely and then eaten. Although this food group has considerable potassium, beans have more amounts, so if you have high blood pressure, it is better to eat all kinds of beans.
2.Muscle meat, full of iron
One of the reasons for the deliciousness of this part of the meat is its fatness, so eating it is not recommended for those who have fat problems or are obese. But this food is a source of iron with high absorption so by eating 100 grams of it, 2 grams of absorbable iron will be received. Of course, you can use veal instead of mutton, which has more fat and energy, which does not differ in terms of the intake of protein and other minerals such as zinc and vitamin B12. It is interesting to know that studies have shown that eating red meat provides your protein needs due to having all the amino acids, and in this way, eating it is recommended for children who eat little food and all people who have little appetite.
3. Potatoes, sweet grains
This starchy grain, is high in energy and the reason for its calories is its abundant carbohydrates, so children with low food intake can use it to increase their calorie intake, but those who are overweight should avoid eating it because it will increase their weight easily.
4. Onion, the enemy of cholesterol
As you may know, this vegetable has many antioxidants, but the presence of potassium in this vegetable has made it a suitable option for people with high blood pressure. You know that onion has a flavonoid called quercetin, which helps reduce bad cholesterol in the blood, and since the broth is prepared with food sources that increase bad cholesterol, it is better to eat it with this vegetable to reduce blood fat.
So it is better to use raw onion with your food or use it in your salad preparation. Since this food is both fatty and its legumes make your meal heavy, eating it along with pickles will help you digest your food. But you can eat Shirazi salad or vegetables with it so that the fiber intake of your meal will increase. Meanwhile, the best-recommended bread with this dish is dry barley bread because it is both thin and has a lot of fiber. In addition, don’t forget to complete your meal with a glass of low-salt, non-carbonated buttermilk.