Yayla Çorbas or Turkish yogurt soup


I am not sure how appealing yogurt soup may sound to you, but if you are from the same part of the world as me you know what I am talking about. This recipe is so simple that anyone can make it. Seriously- no cooking skills required! It is perfect to start your dinner with or just to warm yourself on a rainy day.

The original version is made with rice, but I used bulgur as I like the texture and earthy flavor.


  • 1 cup full fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup bulgur
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp dry tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dry mint
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the bulgur
  2. Take a bowl and mix in flour, yogurt, salt, pepper, egg yolk and a little water. Keep aside.
  3. In a pan boil 2 cups of water and add the boiled bulgur. Pour in the yogurt mixture, stirring constantly to avoid any lumps.
  4. In a small pan, melt the butter and add the tarragon, mint and sweet paprika. Cook for less than a minute and add to the soup



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