Para Para Soup
(Para Para Çorbası aka Hamur Çorbası - Sinop - Black Sea Region)
~2 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup crushed tomatoes, canned
1 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1/3 cup Turkish noodles, broken into small pieces
~150 g lean ground beef
1/2 tsp cumin
Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup yogurt, plain, room emperature
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
Knead all the meatball ingredients, make hazelnut size balls. Put aside.
Bring to boil the water, crushed tomatoes, red pepper paste, salt and pepper in a medium-sized pot. Add the meatballs and noodles in it. Cook at medium-low heat, until the noodles are done.
Turn the heat off. Sprinkle some mint and sumac over the top. Serve with garlic yogurt.