Ayran is a drink that is made of yogurt, water, salt and garnished with fresh mint leaves that is found all over the Middle East, Turkey, and Central Asia.It is known as doogh and abdoogh in Iran and Afghanistan, respectively.It is usually made from sheep or cows milk.Traditionally it is drunk as an accompaniament to meat dishes, especially kabobs, but of course it is good anytime of day especially during the summer months.In the Middle East, ayran is available in most restaurants and by some street vendors.In the U.S. , ayran is available in most Middle Eastern markets and Armenian markets as well.If you don't live anywhere near any Middle Eastern markets, ayran can be easily made at home.Below is the recipe for it.Hope you enjoy it.
1 c plain yogurt
2 1/2 c cold water
salt, to taste
pieces of fresh mint leaves, to garnish
- Combine the yogurt with the water and salt in a blender.Blend.
- Pour ayran into tall serving glasses and garnish with mint leaves.