Tarhana Corbasi (Turkish Sourdough Soup)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by - Carla -

Tarhana is a kind of Turkish tomato-onion based sourdough that's used in this traditional soup. We had this during our time spent in Turkey and it was delicious.

Top Review by denizkizi

This is a great soup! my mother made it all the time when we were kids. If you want to jazz it up a bit, try taking any kind of bread, cutting it up into little cubes and sauteeing them in a goodly amount of butter in a large wok/frying pan...once they are crispy and well toasted, sprinkle them over the soup! I personally use crumbled feta cheese instead of romano, and if you really are daring try adding some fried sujouk to the soup :) Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the water and olive oil to a boil.
  2. Add the tarhana and stir constantly for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Add a little tomato paste and salt to taste.
  4. Serve with grated romano cheese and a little bit of butter in each bowl.

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