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

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Turkish Soup Recipes

24/02/10: Haddock Soup (Mezgit Corbasi).
19/12/09: Potato Soup (Patates Çorbası).
13/11/09: Almond Soup (Badem Çorbası).
16/10/09: Tomato Soup With Rice (Domatesli Pirinç Çorbası).
15/01/09: Pistachio Soup (Kremali Fistik Corbasi).
15/01/09: Lentil-Bulgur-Spinach Soup (Ispanakli Bulgur Corbasi).
23/12/08: Chicken Soup with Vermicelli (Tavuklu Sehriye Corbasi).
24/11/08: Sultan's Soup (Sultan Corbasi).
21/09/08: Spinach Soup with Cream (Kremali Ispanak Corbasi).
31/08/08: Kafkas Soup (Kafkas Corbasi).
07/02/08: Tripe Soup (Iskembe Corbasi).
17/01/08: Rustic Red Lentil Soup (Mahluta Corbasi).
03/01/08: Toyga Soup (Toyga Corbasi).
12/12/07: Cauliflower Soup (Karnabahar Corbasi).
26/10/07: Umak Soup (Umak Corbasi).
30/09/07: Mushroom Soup (Mantar Corbasi).
11/09/07: Vegetable Soup with Vermicelli (Sehriyeli Sebze Corbasi).
18/12/06: Tomato Soup with Cream (Kremali Domates Corbasi).
17/10/06: Lamb Soup (Kuzu Corbasi).
10/10/06: Sweet Pea Soup (Bezelye Corbasi).
03/10/06: Red Lentil and Mint Soup (Ezo Gelin Corbasi).
29/09/06: Chicken Soup with Rice (Terbiyeli Pirincli Tavuk Corbasi).
22/09/06: Tomato Soup with Flat Green Beans (Yesil Fasulyeli Domates Corbasi).
10/09/06: Tarhana Soup (Tarhana Corbasi).
25/02/06: Fish Soup (Balik Corbasi).
14/01/06: Vegetable Soup (Sebze Corbasi).
17/11/05: Green Lentil Soup (Yesil Mercimek Corbasi).
09/10/05: Red Lentil Soup (Kirmizi Mercimek Corbasi).
12/08/05: Cold Tomato Soup (Soguk Domates Corbasi).
23/03/05: Yogurt Soup (Yayla Corbasi).


At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Canadian who has been living in Turkey for nearly five years, and although I can easily access all of these lovely foods in restaurants it is great to be able to actually make them at home. Do you have a recipe for ezogelin corbasi? I love it and would be delighted to be able to come home to it at night in winter ;-)

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yup, I do have the recipe for Ezo Gelin Corbasi. I am going to post it
soon and more soup recipes during the fall and winter:)

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great web site, thanks! Do you have a recipe for Turkish Tomato Soup that has tomato, cream, and also uses the spices cinnamon & nutmeg? I've had this from a market vendor and loved it!
Thanks : )

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes I have a recipe for Tomato Soup but I don't add cinnamon in it, if
you like it you should though:) I'll post it for you soon:)

At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I recently visited Denizli,l and tasted a fantastic soup which contained chick peas. The texture of the soup was not thick but I can't remember the name...

At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I recently went to turkey, and tasted a fantastic soup which contained chickpeas. The texture of the soup was runny and not thick, I wanted to ask if it is a soup renouned in Turkey or not

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

What you are asking about might be Wedding Soup. The ingredients of
this soup varies from region to region. It contains chickpeas,
lentils, black eyed peas and lima beans in Aegean Region. I will post
it for you soon.

At 2:50 AM, Blogger Patrick said...

Canadian, here's your ezegelin corbasi soup:

1 cup red lentil
6-7 cups water
1/2 cup fine bulgur
salt to taste
1 middle size onion
2 table spoons tomato paste
1/2 tea spoon hot pepper sauce or paste
2 table spoons olive oil
1 tea spoon red pepper flakes
1 tea spoon dried peppermint flakes
Recipe Info
Category: Soups
Rating: 4
Contributor: n/a
Print Recipe


Peel, wash and mince the onion. Then place it in a soup pot. Add olive oil and saute the onion.
Wash red lentil and add it to the pot together with bulgur, tomatoe paste, pepper sauce and salt. Cook them until lentil and bulgur are soft. Let it boil few minutes and then remove pot from the heat.
Pour soup in plates and decorate top with red pepper and peppermint flakes. Serve it hot.
It is for four servings.

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Patrick,
Thank you for sharing your adapted Canadian Ezo Gelin Soup with us:)

At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Ben said...

Hi Binnur,

GREAT site! I love it.

One of my favorite Turkish dishes is iskembe corbasi (tripe soup). I have made it a few different ways, and I would love to get your recipe. (People who turn up their noses at the mere mention of "tripe" are missing out!)

At 10:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ben,
Thank you:) It may take me some time to post Iskembe Corbasi since I
have a lot of other recipes queued up. If you want it right away,
email me and I will send it to you:)
Take care,

At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi again Binnur,

I have posted a few comments before about the peppers and the lamb.

I also wanted to know about a soup.

My friends babbanne was making a soup. I saw little bits of her making it but not alot. What i saw was first she was boiling water then after that she added some powder or paste and that turned it like a light red orange colour. I know that it was a heart warming soup and was good in the winter.

I dont think that it was Tarhana or Ezogelin.

Teşekkürler Sam,

At 10:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sam,
If it is not one of them, maybe it is instant soup made in Turkey:) I
really need a name for this soup. There is a large verity of Turkish
dishes. Every region of Turkey has their own dishes comes with their
ingredients. It is very hard to tell the name of dish with a little

At 3:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binner

Can you please post the recipe for Arpa Sehriye Corbasi..

Also what is you buy it at a bakkal or just a normal supermarket.


At 8:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sam,
I will post Arpa Sehriyeli Corba for you:) Bulgur is a grain, which is in a different size. It depends on it's size so you can make pilaf or kofte or some other dishes. I buy Bulgur from a Turkish Grocery, but it is also possible to find them from a local super market in a box. Also, sells them. I posted a few different types of Bulgur Pilaf, please take a look at the pictures to get some ideas about it:)
If you like Arpa Sehriyeli Corba you may also like Chicken Soup with Rice, here is the address;

At 5:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Binnur,

I Found that my friends babbanne was making Tarhana. I made tarhana a while ago but ended up throwing it away. I did that beacuse as i was drying it out, it bacame like a hard dark yellow colour and the middle wasnt drying out. Also when the dough was making in the bowl, it beacame a light to dark yellow on to but when i needed it, it was fine. I really want to try Tarhana. Do you know where i could buy it from or please tell me what i did wrong.

Also i would like to thank you for your site. It is a fantastic site. It happens to be my favourite site.

The next thing i hope to make will be Lachamcun.

Thanks Binnur

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sam,
Thank you:) I have already posted Tarhana recipe, if you like, try it:) Seems to me, waiting time was too long which spoiled the dough. When you try to dry it out, make small pieces and turn them under the sun occasionally. Or put the dough in the small Ziploc bags, keep them in the freezer. As I mentioned earlier, has so many variety of Turkish food, you can find Tarhana Soup there as well:)

At 11:29 PM, Anonymous agim k said...

hello! merhaba! do you know a soup who s made with dattes?or, at least have dattes in it? i had this before but i m not sure if its turkish.... tesekur ederim

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Did you mean dates? If it is I don't think it is a Turkish soup:)

At 4:14 AM, Anonymous gitte said...

Hi Binnur,

Thanks for all your wonderful recipes - much appreciated! :-)
Do you have a recipe for iskembe corbasi?

At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

merhaba binnur,

your recipes are amazing.....but i was wondering if you have any recipe for turkish tripe soup =)


At 11:41 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Tugba,
Thank you, I am going to post Tripe Soup I think within a week so:)
Take care,

At 8:56 AM, Blogger ayse said...

merhaba binnur,
i have an 18 month old son and he loves his food (babasinin oglu!!)
can you please post some recipes for children?
by the way, i love your recipes!!thanks for your help
kendine iyi bak

At 7:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, a friend gave me this site to look for a recipe for pacha soup, but i didn't find it. tastes like heaven even though it's made of lamb meat.

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Daniela ,
Yeah, you are right, Pacha Soup (Trotter Soup) tastes like heaven:) But it is very hard for me to find sheep's trotter here. If I can find it I'll cook and post for you:)
Take care,

At 10:13 AM, Blogger Meagan said...

Hi Binnur,

I was wondering if you could post the recipe for Tavuklu Sehriye Corbasi, the special one for ramazan...



At 7:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur. My family and I enjoy your recipes greatly. I was wondering, we are looking for a recipe for a soup with Bulgur, have you seen one? We have searched everywhere. My husband's mother makes it but we are having trouble translating the recipe! Anyways, I love your recipes!!! They have helped us so much!

At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Do u have the recipe for Tavuk Corbasi, my husband and I made this together but it wasnt like they make it in Turkey...Its the one with the red liquid, and although i think u can make with rice i think they put the sehriye makarna in it??

Hope you know which one I mean, it may be the one thats been requested above.. tavuklu sehriye corbasi??

Carol x

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Carol,
I think I am going to post Tavuklu Sehriye Corbasi befor New Year without tomato. But you may add grated tomato in it.

At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Carol said...

I look forward to that Binnur. Thank you for taking your time to post these wonderful recipes, I have tried other Turkish cooking recipes, but yours are the best!!

Carol x

At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur

Thankyou for the recipes- and for making them so available! I dreamed the other night of a Turkish soup that I used to eat in a restaurant in Sydney- I think it contained wheat and lemon juice, somehow... (!). It was pale, smooth, quite weak and lemony (and vegetarian). Does this ring a bell? I'd love the recipe if you know of it!

Thanks in advance!


At 1:43 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Clair,
One of the ingredients of the Barley soup is yogurt which gives the sourness. I am going to post it in the future:)

At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Selam Binnur,
Sormak istedigim birsey vardi, yengem bir corba yapiyordu turkiyede yasiyorken, hand made sehriyeye benzeyen makarna koyardi icine, Adini hatirlamiyorum siz hic duydunuzmu boyle birsey?

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Icinde hamur tanecikleri, arpa veya tel sehriye veya eriste veya makarna olan corbalarimiz var. Icinde baska ne var, sebze var mi? yoksa yalniz hamur mu var? un corbasi gibi. Daha fazla bilgi verebilirsen yardimci olmaya calisirim:) Corbanin hangi yoreye ait oldugunu biliyormusun?

At 6:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear All,

I love Pacha Corbasi , can you possibly post the recipe here? I have read some recipe of Pacha corbasi on the internet but it doesn't looks quite like the one i tasted in the restaurant, the one I had was very creamy , seemd like they put yoghurt in it, the soup appears to be in white colour and not clear soup. Do you have the recipe for that ?

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

If I can find Pacha here I am going to post it as soon as posible:)

At 5:15 PM, Blogger FriendsForever said...

Hi Binnur

I reached at your site looking for a turkish recipe. You have a nice site and from comments, it looks like you a great cook too.

I have a question which I am looking for an answer for last 6 months :) but I have not found the answer. I visited Finland sometime back and that was my first time I tried turkish food. It was great. The recipe that I am looking for is for a soup. They served us a soup which seems to have orange juice and vanilla. I crave for it but I do not know how to cook that. If you can guide me that will be very nice of you.


At 8:11 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Achint ,
I don't think it is a soup. We don't have orange soup in Turkish cuisine. It may be dessert. I've already posted a similar dessert which is called Sultan's Jello.
Here is the address:

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Alinjonok said...

when my daughter was just 10 months,w e came to turkey to visit my parent-in-law, there when she tried just one last spoon of my soup kele pacha, she startyed to cry and want it so much that we had to order another plate of it. So, this soup as we live out of turkey, I want to try myself, but here I couldnt find recipe. do you know how to do it?
thanks in advance

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alinjonok,
You ask for two different soups:) One is Pacha Soup, the other one is Kelle Soup. It's very hard to find sheep's trotter (Pacha) here. If I can find it I'll cook it and post for you:)

At 3:30 AM, Blogger Alinjonok said...

really? 2 different soups??? I dont really know :-) coz in turkey, in izmir in restaurant it was called as i wrote :-) but still if you'll write a recipe of this magical soup it'll be wonderful :-)
thanks in advance, I loved your site!


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