Thursday, November 16, 2017

AUSH GOSHTI (Afghan Tomato Soup)

This delicious tangy tomato and meat stew is served as an appetizer. It is quite filling and one can have it as a light meal by itself as it has meat and fettuccini. I have added Tangier spice mix which makes it all the more flavourful. Traditionally it is made with minced beef but I used mutton mince.

Mutton mince - 50 gms
Onion ............. 1/4 cup (finely minced)
Tomato juice ..... 2 cups
Coriander or parsley .. handful
Garlic cloves .......... 3 (minced or crushed)
Olive oil ............... 2 tbsps
Tangier spice mix .. 1 tbsp
Black pepper ....... 1/4 tsp (crushed)
Mustard powder ... 1 tsp
Red chilli paste .... 1 tsp
Salt ....................... to taste
Lemon juice ........ 2 tsps
Uncooked Fettuccini .. as needed (I used fresh home made fettuccini)
Chickpeas .............. handful (boiled with salt)
Maida .......... 1/2 cup (to make fettuccini)


Heat oil and saute the garlic.

Add the diced onion and stir fry until translucent.

Now tip in the minced meat and saute until the colour changes.

Add a little salt and the chilli paste and spice powders.

Now add the tomato juice and simmer.

Meanwhile knead the maida with a little salt and olive oil using water as needed. Roll it out and dust some flour on it.

Now roll it up like swiss roll.

Using a sharp knife cut out thin slices. Open up the strips and dust a little flour so that they don't stick.

Tip them into the soup pan and add one cup water. Add coriander leaves, lemon juice and simmer for 2 minutes.

The store bought fettuccini may take a little longer to cook as they are dry. So add water accordingly


  1. What a lovely appetizer, thanks for sharing.

    indian spices

  2. That's one wholesome soup Shobha... I can easily replace the mince with soya granules. Like your home made pasta.

  3. Sounds healthy and comforting meal. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Such a filling and satisfying soup, am sure this soup will definitely please my meat loving family.

    1. I am sure they are going to love it Priya.

  5. This looks like are hearty one pot soup. Would love to have some😛

  6. Wow, that is such a hearty and comforting meal. Tangier spice mix sounds delicious.

  7. Superb recipe. OI love tangier spice mix. I am going to try this with Soya granules as a substitute for meat. :)

    1. Sure Aruna.. will taste good too.
      Thanks for liking.

  8. Sounds delicious. Will substitute the meat with mushrooms in our case.

  9. This is a wholesome food for non vegetarians. Nice share.

  10. A complete and a comforting meal

  11. Filling and soul satisfying soup...Addition of tangy spice mix sounds great...would love to have some right away!!

  12. The soup looks wholesome...hearty and healthy...

  13. Tomato soup with lot of ingredients will be filling. The spices are interesting.

  14. This is one filling and hearty Afghani soup, I guess we can always use soya mince or paneer for vegetarian options, right?

    1. Yes dear.. you can make the veg soup with any ingredient of your choice.

  15. The richness of Afghan recipes makes it exciting, lovely share Shobha


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