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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Toyga Soup

(Toyga Corbasi)

Toyga Soup
1 cup chickpeas, canned, washed and drained
1 cup water
1/4 cup spinach, frozen
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
1 tbsp lemon juice

1 cup yogurt, plain
1 cup water
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp flour, all purpose

2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp dry mint

Cook the chickpeas with water in a medium-size pot for about 5 minutes. Whisk the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Take a few spoons of liquid from the pot and mix into the bowl. Then slowly pour the mixture into the pot while stirring very slowly. Cook for 15 minutes atlow heat. Then add the spinach, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, then stir and turn the heat off.

Heat up the butter in a small pan. When it begins spitting, stir in the mint and pour all over the dish. Serve immediately.

4 servings.



At 3:59 AM, Blogger Györgyi Tóth said...

Hello Binnur, this sounds really lovely. However, canned chickpeas are not available in Hungary. Can you tell me how much uncooked chickpeas I need for this recipe?

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Györgyi Tóth said...

Thank you! I have everything at home right now, will try tomorrow! :-P

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Tgyorgyi,
I think 1/2 cup uncooked chickpeas would be the same amount:)
Enjoy it!

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

This soup is wonderful. I had to use canned chickpeas, so I decided to make this soup. We are a little picky soup eaters, but this soup is definitely good. Thanks so much for the recipe.

At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does Toyga mean?

At 2:47 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Toyga is the name of a village of the town of Çatak in the Van province in Turkey.

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I make something similar, probably Armenian, but it uses fine bulgar as a thickener instead of the flour.

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long would uncooked chickpeas need to cook for in this recipe? I love chickpeas but never cook with them because they always seem to stay hard!

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Dried chickpeas (or kidney beans) should be soaked overnight and boiled until they are a bit softer (easy to bite) and drained. I can't give
you the exact time for this because it depends on the variety of chickpeas. Some cook for a shorter period of time, some don't. Then, cook the softened chickpeas with water for about 5 minutes (in this recipe) then follow the recipe:)
Take care,

At 2:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chickpeas, garlic and spinach- it's my favourite kind of soup! I think I 'll like it


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