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Persian Dried Lime, Limoo Omani

Brown and Black Dried Limes (Limoo Amani, Noomi Basra)

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes as much as needed


Brown or Black Dried limes, also known as limoo amani, noomi basra or just loomi, is an essential ingredient in much of the Persian Gulf cooking.


How to use Limoo Amani

  • Limoo amani (number as needed)


Method 1

  1. Pound with the back of a knife, until you have 2-3 pieces.
  2. Drop into the recipe as instructed.

Method 2

  1. Pound with the back of your knife until you have 5-6 pieces.
  2. Place in a spice mill and grind to a fine powder.