|Place of origin||Iran|
|Main ingredients||lamb, chickpeas, white beans, onion, potatoes, and tomatoes, turmeric, and dried lime|
|400 kcal (1675 kJ)|
Abgoosht (Persian: آبگوشت Âbgušt, pronounced [ɒːbˈɡuːʃt]; literally "meat juice") is an Iranian stew. It is also called dizi (Persian: دیزی, pronounced [diːˈziː]), which refers to the traditional stoneware crocks it is served in. Some describe it as a "hearty mutton Persian soup thickened with chickpeas."
Ābgoosht is usually made with lamb, chickpeas, white beans, onion, potatoes, tomatoes, turmeric, and dried lime. Other variations exist in the beans used, such as kidney beans and black-eyed peas. The ingredients are combined together and cooked until done, at which point the dish is strained. The solids are mashed as gusht kubideh (Persian: گوشت کوبیده, literally "mashed meat") and served with the broth, but in a separate dish, along with flatbread. It is a form of Piti, which encompasses many similar dishes in the region.
Assyrians of northwestern Iran, particularly surrounding Urmia, traditionally make abgoosht using beef, lime, kidney beans, and chickpeas, which is served in a lime broth with potatoes and eaten with onions and lavasha (an Assyrian bread) on the side. Assyrians typically make abgoosht in the winter. The regional pronunciation is "abgoosh", without the 't' (ܐܒܓܘܫ).
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- "Abgoosht: One of the Most Traditional Foods of Iran". Retrieved 20 December 2014.