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Black Cabbage Soup

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Black Cabbage Soup (Karalahana Çorbası)

Dried white beans1/3 cup60 gr
Wurld corn1/3 cup60 gr
Water6 cup1200 gr
Onion1 small size30 gr
Margarine3 tablespoon30 gr
Ground Meat1/4 cup45 gr
Tomato paste1 tablespoon10 gr
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Black cabbage5-6 leaves125 gr
Black Pepper1/4 teaspoon0.5 gr
Red pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr


Soak beans and corn overnight with 2 cups of water. Cook with remaining water in a pressure saucepan for 45-50 minutes or until tender. Set aside. Saute chopped onion and ground meat in margarine for 10 minutes in a large saucepan stirring until crumbly; drain. Add tomato paste. Season with salt. Bring to boil. Add shredded cabbage and bean-corn mixture; stir. Simmer for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with spices before serving. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy132 cal
Protein5,2 g
Fat6,4 g
Carbohydrates14,1 g
Calcium37 mg
Iron1,38 mg
Phosphorus77 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium673 mg
Vitamin A460 iu
Thiamine0,12 mg
Riboflavin0,07 mg
Niacin1,05 mg
Vitamin C9 mg
Cholesterol5 mg

Regional Characteristics:

This soup is from the Black Sea Region. Wurld corn (or maize) resembles dövme which is a kind of wurld wheat. lf wurld corn is not a available wurld wheat or pearl barley can easily be substituted.