Anatolian Comfort: Turkish Wheat Flour Soup

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Turkish Wheat Flour Soup
  • Yield: 5
  • Serving: 4
  • Prep time: 10 m
  • Cook time: 20 m
  • Ready in: 30 m
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Turkish Wheat Flour Soup, known as “Un Çorbası” in Turkish, is a traditional and comforting dish that is a staple in Turkish cuisine. This recipe guides you through the simple yet satisfying process of creating a warm and hearty soup that is both nourishing and flavorful. Made primarily with wheat flour, this soup is thickened to a velvety consistency and often enriched with ingredients like butter, yogurt, or chicken broth, offering a rich and creamy texture.

Perfect for cold evenings or as a wholesome starter to a meal, Turkish Wheat Flour Soup is a testament to the simplicity and depth of flavors in Turkish cooking. Whether you’re exploring international cuisines or seeking a comforting bowl of homemade soup, this recipe is an excellent choice for cooks of all skill levels.

Discover a world of flavors with our delicious collection of Soup Recipes, offering everything from rich and creamy comforts to light and nutritious broths, perfect for any occasion!


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Total Nutritional Values

Total Fat
4700mg (based on a sodium content of ~860mg per cup of broth
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber


  • Instructions

    1-Roux Preparation: In a deep pot, melt the butter or ghee over medium heat. Gradually add the wheat flour, stirring continuously to make a smooth roux. Cook until the roux turns a light golden color.

  • 2-Broth Addition: Slowly pour in the broth, stirring constantly to ensure the roux blends seamlessly with the liquid, avoiding any lumps.

  • 3-Egg and Yogurt Mixture: In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and yogurt until smooth. To temper this mixture, take a ladle of the hot broth from the pot and slowly add it to the egg-yogurt mixture, whisking constantly. Once tempered, slowly pour this mixture back into the soup pot, stirring continuously.

  • 4-Simmer: Allow the soup to simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Season with salt according to taste.

  • 5-Serve: Pour the soup into individual bowls and sprinkle with paprika or red pepper flakes if desired.

  • Conclusion

    Turkish Wheat Flour Soup, is more than just a dish – it's an embrace from Anatolian tradition. Perfect for cold nights or when in need of a comforting meal, this timeless soup is a testament to the beauty of Turkish simplicity in the kitchen.

Smart Tips

  • Smooth Consistency: To ensure a smooth soup without lumps, continuously whisk the mixture as you add ingredients, especially during the roux and broth mixing.

  • Flavor Variation: For a different taste profile, consider adding minced garlic to the roux or infusing the broth with bay leaves.

  • Serving: Traditionally, this soup is served with Turkish bread. Toasted bread cubes can also be added as a garnish.

  • Vegan Version: To make a vegan version, replace the butter with a plant-based alternative and use vegetable broth. Omit the egg yolk or find a suitable vegan alternative.

  • Storage: This soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It may thicken upon cooling but can be reheated and thinned with a bit of broth or water.

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