Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

My grandmother came from Northern Cyprus, and she used to make this awesome soup which she called "terbiyeli corbasi". I unfortunately never got her recipe before she died but this is the closest thing to it I managed to come up with. It's kind of like Greek avogolemono with meatballs in it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix beef, onion, rice, parsley, egg, allspice and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pinch off small pieces 1/2" in diameter, form into balls.
  3. Bring broth to a boil, add meatballs and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes or till meatballs tender.
  5. Beat egg yolks with lemon juice.
  6. Add 1 cup hot broth and mix well, add to soup and mix.
  7. Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.