Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Mushroom Soup

(Mantar Corbasi)

Mushroom Soup
200 gr brown mushrooms, brushed, sliced
1 tbsp butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt, adjusted to your liking
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch crushed red pepper
2 cups chicken broth, at room temperature
1 Bay leaf
1/4 cup cream, half & half

Saute the onion with butter for a few minutes in a medium sized pot. Take the pot from the heat, add flour, salt, pepper and crushed pepper. Stir using a wooden spoon until creamy without bumps. Slowly add the chicken broth while stirring. Throw in the mushrooms and the Bay leaf. Put back on the stove, stir constantly. When it starts bubbling, turn the heat down to medium-low. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes.

Add the cream and stir. Turn the heat off, take the Bay leaf out and serve while still hot.

2 servings.

Meal ideas:
- Lamb Kavurma, Pilaf with Almonds, Apple Compote, Black Olive Paste on Bread, Stuffed Peppers with Olive Oil and Tulumba Dessert.



At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very yummy! Went well with the Ramadan Pide :)

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur Hanim,
Elinize saglik tekrar. Benim bir sorum olacak. Defne yapragini nerden tedarik ediyorsunuz?
Ben gecen gun gulas yapmak istedim, internetten tariflerden aradim malzemeleri buldum. Defne yapragi gerekiyordu. Arap marketine gittim, genelde hersey orada oluyor diye. Ama defne yapragi yoktu. Yerine otlardan ne koyabilirim diye baktim. Taze nane koydum, guzel oldu. Ama bir kere de butun malzemeler varken birsey pisirmek istiyorum.

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Tunca,
Defne yapragi normal super marketlerde spice ve herb lerin oldugu section da minik kavanozlar icinde satiliyor.
Afiyet olsun:)

At 8:09 AM, Blogger Peter M said...

Hi there...1st time visitor to your blog and the food looks great. I was in Istanbul this summer and I enjoyed sampling the Turkish food and discovering the similarities between Greek & Turkish cuisine. I'll be back!

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Berylim, yavrum ellerine saglik! You are the best cook ever:)
Love you,

At 5:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi can you tell me what to use instead of half and half in your mushroom soup please as I can't buy it in Didim.Emily

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

You can use homogenized milk instead of half&half cream. You can always whisk some Turkish Kaymak with milk to make cream:)

At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was really good. I love soups! I used the homogenized milk too.

At 2:55 PM, Anonymous cristina said...

Hello Binnur,

My name is Cristina, I'm from Romania. Me and my familly loves Turkye. Since 2000, in every year we spent our summer holiday, in Turkye. My husband and my boy, also learned to speak turkish. We love turkish cuisine, in a few words : WE LOVE TURKYE.
Be sure that i'll make some receipes, from your site. I'll come back with impressions. I have, also, a cuisine site (, but it is only in romanian. In the future i will insert an enghlish translate.

Iyi geceler,


At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I just ate at a Turkish restaurant and had the Lentil pate. The spice was not cumin, when we asked, they said that there was allspice in them, and some other spices the waiter was not sure about.
Do you know about this direction in spices with this recipe?

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sorry, I need to taste it to tell you about it:)

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Binnur,

Can I use yogurt instead of cream?

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Heidi,
Sure, you can:)

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

thank you! I can't wait to try it!


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