Nraneh aka soup with lamb meat


The soup “nraneh” is among the ancient Armenian recipes. It is based on a broth with lamb meat, flavored with pomegranate juice and green shoots from red beet. The soup also contains rice and peas and is garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Nraneh, lamb meat soup
Nraneh, lamb meat soup

This soup is not commonly found in many places. There’s hardly any mention of it on the internet and it’s not even in the cookbook I brought from Armenia. In Yerevan, it is served in the Lavash or Sherep restaurants. I had it at the Lavash restaurant.

Nraneh, lamb meat soup
Nraneh, lamb meat soup

A portion here cost 2,000 AMD, which is approximately 4.80 EUR. The lamb meat was cooked to perfection, practically falling apart. The broth, in which one of the non-traditional ingredients for us is pomegranate juice, was perfect. I personally rank nraneh among the best and most interesting dishes I tasted in Armenia.

If you love lamb meat, nraneh is a clear choice.

Bon appétit!

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