Ayran - Chilled Turkish Yoghurt Drink

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Recipe by tantza

A very refreshing, tasty and healthy Turkish drink, that not only kids will like.

Top Review by IRanForAyran

It's not a bad starting point, but it was a bit runny and had too much cumin for my taste.

The ayran that I became accustomed to in the Adana area of Turkey seemed to be about half water, half yogurt and slightly salty. (This is a guess. I'm looking up ayran recipes because I don't know the exact ratios. I didn't find what I was looking for with this recipe.) I don't know if they used lemon juice, but I never saw cumin in it.

This recipe makes an interesting variation of it, but I'd use half the cumin and water. Keep the salt and lemon juice.

Naturally, my opinion is no more valid than any other, but I do think that the cumin will prove too strong for most readers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix well all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Taste, you may want to increase the salt or lemon juice.
  3. Chill.
  4. Serve cool, like a beverage.

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