Traditional Tomato Paste is strong, thick and slightly sour. It is used to add a rich summer flavour to the winter soups and stews of Iran. Always try to use a Persian or Middle Eastern variety of Tomato Paste as it seems to be richer and slightly more sour than the varieties produced in the west. If using a western variety a little lemon juice added will enhance the flavour.
Also known as
- Robb-e Gojeh Farangi