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

Friday, October 26, 2007

Umak Soup

(Umak Corbasi)

Umak Soup
4 cups water with 1 tsp salt
1/2 cup flour + 1 tbsp flour
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tbsp dry mint
2 tbsp butter

1-2 garlic clove, smashed with salt
3-4 tablespoonful yogurt

Place the flour on a flat and large plate and break the egg in it (picture). Make little dough pieces with your fingers (picture). Sprinkle 1 tbsp flour all over the dough pieces.

Meanwhile, bring the water with salt to boil in a medium sized cooking pot. Then slowly add in the little dough pieces and stir. Cook for about 10 minutes over medium-low heat. Add in the milk and butter, then turn the heat down and cook for another 10 minutes. Turn the heat off.

Mix smashed garlic with yogurt with a spoon in a small bowl. Take a few spoons of soup and add in the sauce, and whisk. Pour this mixture slowly back into the soup. Sprinkle dry mint all over and stir. Serve while still warm.

4 servings.

Meal Ideas:
- Potato Moussaka, Turkish Cabbage Salad and Cherry-Milk Pudding.



At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

I have never heard of this soup before. What region of Turkey does it originate from?

My Mother used to make un corbasi but she used tomatoes and no eggs.

will it be ok if I did not use Garlic?


At 12:20 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sidika,
Umak Corbasi was my grandmother's one of the best and one of my favourite soups. My grandfather was of Tatar origin, my grandmother's family settled down in Turkey from Romania.
Without garlic, the taste of the soup won't be the same. Un Corbasi and Umak Corbasi just have the same little dough pieces:)
Take care,

At 11:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur
I was wondering your new cookbook,
what is it called, how much will it be? and does it have the same recipes in it as it does on the website?

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I post all the information on the site:)
Thank you,

At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was sick home and made this soup. This was the best soup I have ever had!!!!!! I cannot wait for my husband to come home to test some..
Thank you for this great website!

At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi binnur, how are you? i made this soup today and it tasted good. the only thing that kind of went wrong was that the yogurt sort of curdled (into small pieces) and fell to the bottom of the pot. i did everything exactly like what you are saying here so i don't know what else to do. i would appreciate any help. could it be that the yogurt i used is sour?

thank you so much for your help :)

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) The soup is not supposed to be too hot when adding the yogurt.
You need to turn the heat off before adding the yogurt or take the pot off the heat.
Take care,


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