Recipe For Tosh Reeb

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by [email protected], Nov 27, 2005.

  1. During my deplotment to Iraq in 2003, I spent a LOT of time living
    amongst the Kurds. They cooked a dish for me they called Tosh Reeb that
    was FANTASTIC. Made with beef, tomatoes & spices, it was like a hearty
    soup that we ate with a bread (I think it was unleavened bread). Anyone
    know where I can get the recipe? Thanks In Advance:)

  2. Nancy G.

    Nancy G. Guest

    First of all, this is not my recipe. Some things may be lost in
    translation. If I may make a recommendation, instead of using a
    pressure cooker, use a covered saucepan. Measurements may vary, start
    with smaller amounts of the spices and adjust to your "taste" while
    simmering. Then try and remember how much you used in the process.
    Dried spices are more concentrated in their flavor than fresh, and
    ground most concentrated. The flavor may change if fresh ingredients
    were used in Iraq, or if there are local variations of the recipe.

    Iranian style tashreeb:

    Choose your meet pieces about 400 grams (i usually include a couple of
    shanks) and cut them to presentable sizes.
    put it in the pressure cooker with a table spoon of olive oil and brown
    it for a few minutes.
    Add three table spoons tomato paste and brown further
    Add the following all at once:
    Cut two midium size onion in quarters and add to meet.
    Cut three midium size potatos in halves and add to meet.
    add kurkum, cinamon (lots of cinamon), filfil aswad, kammoon three or
    four numi basra whole with holes dug into them with a fork, and also a
    table spoon of ground numi basra.
    humus that has been mangoo3 in cold water the night before (about two
    and then finally add four to five cups of water and two tea spoons full
    of salt.
    close the pressure cooker and cook for half an hour.

    once cooking over, squeez the whole numi basra with a forke and remove.

    in Iran they usally eat it like a soup with bread on the side, or they
    make madgooga out of the meat and humus and potatos.


    400 grams = 1 lb
    kurkum = cumin or curry
    filfil aswad = black pepper
    numi (noomi) basra = dried lime or persion lemon
    humus = chick peas (dried soaked overnight)