Assyrian Torshi
Preparation Time: 
20-40 minutes (preparing vegetables + the pickling solution).
Cooking Time:
1 minute (soaking).
Total Time:
1 week until it's ready to eat

Assyrian Torshi

Recipe by Dr. Linda Khoshaba and Helen Khoshaba (Mom)


3 cups of water
1 cup of vinegar
3 tbsp of pickling salt
1 tsp Curry Torshi seasoning
1 tsp Amba Powder (mango powder)
Vegetables for pickling:
Baby carrots
Dried Persian Shallots
Assyrian Torshi


  • Prepare the Pickling Solution:
    • In a large pot, combine 3 cups of water, 1 cup of vinegar and the salt.
    • Heat the mixture on medium until it's warm but not boiling.
    • Add the curry Torshi seasoning and amchur powder to the water-vinegar mixture. Stir well to ensure the seasonings are fully dissolved.
  • Blanch the Vegetables:
    • Clean and prepare the vegetables by cutting them into bite-sized pieces if necessary.
    • Once the pickling solution is ready, add the vegetables and garlic to the pot.
    • Let the vegetables soak for about one minute. This short soaking time helps them to absorb the flavors while retaining their crunchiness.
  • Jar the Vegetables:
    • Using a slotted spoon, promptly remove the vegetables from the pot and transfer them to a clean, sterilized jar.
    • Pour the hot pickling solution over the vegetables in the jar, ensuring they are completely submerged.
  • Ferment and Store:
    • Allow the jar to cool to room temperature. Then, seal it with a lid.
    • Leave the jar at room temperature for about a week to ferment. The exact time may vary depending on the ambient temperature and your taste preference for sourness.

Health Benefits

This recipe is a delightful preparation of pickled vegetables that offers a wealth of health benefits, especially in promoting gut health and enhancing the body's natural detoxification processes. The fermentation process involved in creating Torshi introduces beneficial probiotics to the digestive system, aiding in the maintenance of a healthy gut microbiome, which is crucial for digestion, immunity, and overall health. The inclusion of diverse vegetables like cucumbers, celery, cauliflower, and carrots ensures a rich intake of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, supporting nutritional balance and aiding in detoxification. 

Additionally, the spices used, such as curry seasoning and amchur (mango powder), not only add a unique and delicious flavor but also possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, contributing to reduced inflammation and enhanced metabolic function. Assyrian Torshi is a testament to the power of traditional foods in promoting health and well-being, making it a valuable addition to a balanced diet.

Dr. Linda Khoshaba is the Leading Integrative Health and Hormone Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has extensive experience working in the field as a Hormone Specialist and Natural Endocrinologist.

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