Doogh (Persian: دوغ, Azerbaijani: ayran, Armenian: թան tan, Iraqi: شنينة shinēna) is a savory yogurt-based beverage popular in Iran and Azerbaijan, It is sometimes carbonated and seasoned with mint. Outside Iran and Azerbaijan, it is known by different names.
Doogh has long been a popular drink and was consumed in ancient Persia (modern-day Iran). Described by an 1886 source as a cold drink of curdled milk and water seasoned with mint, its name derives from the Persian word for milking, dooshidan. By 2009, it was being referred to as a "minted yogurt drink".
Salt (and sometimes pepper) is added, and commonly dried mint or pennyroyal is mixed in as well. One variation includes diced cucumbers to provide a crunchy texture to the beverage. Some varieties of doogh lack carbonation.
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