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Ayran Corbasi (Yogurt Soup)

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Barley or hulled wheat
  • 3 c Water
  • 1 1/3 c Yogurt; (reg. or non-fat)
  • 3 tb Flour
  • 1 cn Beef (or chicken) broth; or
  • -2 bouillon cubes
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c Onion; diced
  • 2 tb Dried mint or fresh cilantro
  • Additional water
  • Salt to taste
  • Sauce


Ahead of time, place the barley or wheat in a 2 quart saucepan with water,
and cook until grain is quite soft, but not mushy (One to one-and-a-half
hours). Cool and drain off excess water. Make a paste of the yogurt, flour,
and salt, and stir into the pan of barley. Add broth or bouillon cubes. If
using bouillon, add about 2 cups of water as well. Bring the mixture to a
boil and cook about 5 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking. Turn off heat.
In a frypan, saute the onions in oil until transparent. Add mint or
cilantro and stir-fry until onions are browned. Add this mixture to the
soup with additional water and salt to taste. Bring to a boil again and
cook 15 minutes. If desired, serve with the sauce drizzled into each bowl.

Sauce: Melt 3 Tbs. oil or butter in a small pan or microwave. Stir in1 Tbs.
hungarian paprika or mild red pepper flakes and heat one minute more.

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