Tarhana Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Turkish
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Serves: 3 - 4
  • 100g tarhana or the equivalent of a large tea glass (100 ml)
  • 1 flat Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 cups water, hot or cold
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp thyme (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried mint (optional)
  • 1 or 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp red pepper powder
  1. Place the tarhana into a saucepan with 1 cup cold water
  2. Stir the tomato paste in well
  3. Leave it for half an hour to thicken
  4. Add 4 cups water, heat gently and continue mixing
  5. Do not leave it at all. It will thicken. Keep stirring.
  6. Add 100ml milk and stir until it has taken on a nice colour.
  7. Gently cook for several minutes and then add the garlic, herbs and salt as desired
  8. In a small pan melt the butter and the red pepper powder
  9. Allow it to bubble for 30 seconds and then pour on top of the soup in the pan
Recipe by Seasonal Cook In Turkey at http://seasonalcookinturkey.com/turkish-tarhana-labour-of-love/