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Yayla Soup (Yogurt Soup) Recipe

Last updated on April 26, 2023

Yayla soup, one of the most important flavors of Turkish cuisine, is very popular all over Turkiye. The reputation of the Yayla soup, which is both nutritious, delicious and very beneficial for health, has now surpassed Turkiye and spread worldwide.

In the annual evaluation by CNN Travel, Yayla soup was among the 20 best soups in the world in 2022. Referring to Janet Clarkson’s book “Soup: A Global History”, it was emphasized that soup has been an indispensable food type of world societies since ancient times and pointed out that soups are also a source of healing.

Yayla soup, which is shown among the top 20 soups in the world, “Yayla soup speaks of a time when medicine and soup were not considered separately.” statement was included.

Yayla soup, which is said to be drunk as a precaution against winter diseases such as colds and flu, is especially served to patients in some Turkish hospitals.

Yayla soup prepared with the recipe given below can be served to 6 people and can be prepared in as little as 30 minutes.


• 1 1/4 cup rice

• 6 1/2 cup water

• 1.5 1/2 cups Greek yogurt

• 1.5 tablespoons flour

• 1 egg

• 2 tablespoons butter

• 1 tablespoon mint

• 1.5 teaspoons salt


Step 1: Put 6 glasses of water and rice in the pot. Boil for about 10 minutes until the rice is soft.

Step 2: In a bowl, whisk the yogurt, egg and flour until smooth.

Step 3: Add the boiling rice-water little by little to the bowl and mix.

Step 4: Add the mixture to the pot and keep stirring until it boils over medium heat.

Step 5: Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of mint to the heated butter and heat for 20 seconds.

Step 6: Finally, add the mint heated in oil to the boiling soup and mix.

Step 7: Boil for about 2 minutes over medium heat. Stir constantly until the soup boils.

Step 8: Add the salt after removing the soup from the heat.

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