Sir torshi: garlic marinated in vinegar
The favorite condiment of Iranians

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Sir torshi: garlic marinated in vinegar
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Ingredients
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Fresh garlic
2 pinches per jar Coarse salt
Cider vinegar You can use all types of vinegar: white vinegar, balsamic vinegar ...
Cloves or other condiments According to your tastes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Torshi sir literally means, “garlic preserved in vinegar” in Persian. The torshi sir, is made from garlic, vinegar and salt.

To prepare Iranian sir torshi, you can use apple cider vinegar, white vinegar, wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar. It’s up to you to choose according to your tastes, but the balsamic vinegar torshi sir is delicious! You can add different spices and aromatics like cloves or barberry, a classic of Iranian cuisine.

You can also make other vegetables in Torshi: with carrots, eggplants and many other vegetables.

Torshi have a particularity: the older they get, the more tender and delicious they will be!

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Steps

1
Done
10 min

Sterilization of jars

First, carefully sterilize your jars by boiling them for about ten minutes.

2
Done
5 min

Garlic preparation

Remove the first skins of the garlic heads. The garlic cloves should be kept surrounded by a thin film of skin.
Separate or not the pods as you wish.

3
Done

Place the half-peeled garlic cloves in your jars and cover them with vinegar mixed with coarse salt.

4
Done

Condiments

Add on top of the garlic, in your jars, the condiments of your choice: cloves or barberry for example and close the jars tightly.

5
Done

Fermentation of sir torshi

Label each jar, noting the date the jar was closed.
Place the sir torshi jars in a dark, cool and dry place for a minimum of 1 year and up to 20 years.

6
Done

Be patient and let your jars of sir torshi ferment in the vinegar.
The more patient you will be, the more tender and tasty the sir torshi will be.

7
Done

Tasting of sir torshi

Sir torshi is a very popular accompaniment in Iran. You can eat it with all kinds of khoresh or other Iranian dishes. Iranians even spread their sir torshi in sandwiches!
Enjoy your meal !

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