A variety of delicious and authentic foods are cooked in different parts of Iran, one of the most delicious and famous of which is Ash Kashk. This ash is made using local or pasteurized curds.
- Pinto beans
- Dry mint
- Sufficient salt and black pepper
- Turmeric and enough oil
The first stage
To prepare simple Ash Kashk, first, we pour peas, pinto beans and lentils separately into three bowls containing water and let them soak well.
The second stage
At this stage, we put the pinto beans together with the pea in a suitable pot, then add 8 glasses of water to the pot and put it on the heat so that the pea and the beans cook for 45 minutes on a gentle heat and become soft.
The third stage
After 45 minutes, wash the lentils and add them to the pot. Next, we chop the vegetable coarsely, then add it to the pot. After adding vegetables, we should not close the lid of the pot.
The fourth stage
Meanwhile, cut the onion into thin and even slices, then put a suitable pan on the heat and add some oil. Next, add the onion to the pan and fry well until golden.
The fifth stage
After the onion turns golden, take it out of the pan. Next, chop the garlic into thin slices and add it to the pan. Fry the garlic until it changes color, then remove it from the pan.
The sixth stage
In the end, add dry mint to the pan with a little oil and fry for just one minute. Next, add half of the hot onion, hot garlic and hot mint to the pot and mix with the ash until they are homogenous with the other ingredients.
The seventh stage
After the ash is well prepared, add curd little by little and mix. Finally, add salt and black pepper and after the ash has settled, put it in the desired dish and serve.
The benefits of curd
Curd is one of the delicious and popular foods that are used in the preparation of some Iranian dishes. This food contains a lot of calcium, phosphorus, fat, salt, protein and vitamins and has benefits and properties for the health of the body. Curd is very nutritious and contains calcium, fat, salt, protein and niacin (vitamin B3). This tasty food can help provide the energy needed by the body because every hundred grams of curd produces about 105 to 120 kilocalories of energy. The amount of nutrients in the curd depends on the processing method as well as the milk or its raw material, and the denser the texture of the curd, the more protein it has. Also, the lower the percentage of moisture in the curd and the less processed it is, the more nutrients it contains, especially calcium.
The amount of calcium in curd
You can find curd in both dry and liquid form in the market, both of these kinds of curd have very high calcium which is equal to milk, so if you have calcium deficiency, one of your options is to use curd. Curd has a significant amount of protein, and for this reason, its consumption is useful for people who are growing, pregnant women, the elderly, and athletes. Curd with large amounts of organic acids can act as an antiseptic for the digestive system as well as the small and large intestines. Besides this, it is also very useful for skin infections. You can use a curd mask to rejuvenate your skin. This mask contains a spoonful of curd, a spoonful of vitamin C, green tea leaves and a little honey, and helps to reduce skin wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin.
1.Removing dark circles around the eyes
You can also use curd to remove darkness around your eyes. For this purpose, use cotton soaked in curd for 10 minutes and see the reduction of darkness around the eyes.
2.Skin repair and cleansing
A curd mask, which contains curd, lemon juice and honey, can destroy dead skin cells and cleanse the skin. Utilize this mask for your skin occasionally.
3.Reducing the feeling of hunger
Curd contains significant amounts of calcium and protein, so it is better for people to use this useful and tasty food instead of consuming non-nutritious and useless foods. Despite the fact that this food occupies a small volume of the stomach, it reduces the feeling of hunger in people.
4.Prevention of osteoporosis
As we said, curd contains high amounts of calcium, which is considered one of the necessary substances of the body, which helps prevent or reduce osteoporosis. Therefore, one of the main benefits of curd can be considered the prevention of osteoporosis.
5.Properties of curd to maintain fetal health
If a low-salt type of curd is used, it has many benefits. It is useful for pregnant women to use curd in a small amount and with a low amount of salt in order to maintain the health of their fetus. In addition, the consumption of curd along with eggplant will largely prevent the fetus from birth defects.
6.Reduces malnutrition in pregnant women
To go through this period, pregnant women need enough nutrients that must be well absorbed by the digestive system. All the nutrients in curd are easily absorbed and help the digestive system to absorb other nutrients well.
7.Reduction and prevention of heartburn during pregnancy
Another benefit of curd for the mother and fetus during pregnancy is reducing heartburn, pregnant women during this period suffer from heartburn by consuming foods that contain spices, and curd helps to prevent heartburn by neutralizing the effect of spices.