Pastry Soup

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Pastry Soup (
Börek Çorbası)

Chickpeas1/3 cup60 gr
Water7 cup1400 gr
Flour1 cup110 gr
Salt2 1/2 teaspoon15 gr
Egg1/2 piece25 gr
Onion1 small size30 gr
Ground Meat3 tablespoon25 gr
Black Pepper1/3 teacup0.1 gr
Tomato paste2 tablespoon20 gr
Margarine3 tablespoon30 gr
Mint1 tablespoon1.3 gr
Lemon juice3 tablespoon30 gr


Soak chickpeas overnight with 1 cup of water. Cook in a saucepan with 1 cup of water for 45 minutes or until tender. Set aside. Reserve 2-3 tablespoons of flour. Sift rest with salt. Make a hole in center. Add egg and 3 tablespoons of water to make a medium dough. Knead for 3 minutes. Shape into a ball. Let stand for 5 minutes. Roll out into 1 mm thick, sprinkling with flour. Cut into 1 1 mm (3/4 inch) squares. Cover and set aside. Combine minced onion, ground meat, 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper mixing well. Pinch off small pieces. Put filling on each square Bring corners together sealing well. Put in a floured pan. Shake pan to coat fılled pastries with flour. Heat chickpeas over low heat. Add diluted tomato paste, salt and hot water mixing well. Boil.  Blend pastries well. Reduce beat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until pastry is tender. Add lemon juice; stir. Melt margarine in a skillet. Stir in mint and red pepper, mixing well. Sprinkle over soup before serving. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy159 cal
Protein5,6 g
Fat5,7 g
Carbohydrates21,4 g
Calcium26 mg
Iron1,39 mg
Phosphorus71 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium991 mg
Vitamin A270 iu
Thiamine0,06 mg
Riboflavin0,07 mg
Niacin0,79 mg
Vitamin C2 mg
Cholesterol22 mg

Regional Characteristics:

Very tasty and delicious soup. The original recipe comes from Içel province. It is served as a main dish for lunch or dinner with vegetable dishes. In some area it is called "Mantı Soup". In Nevşehir province it is called "Stuffed Soup" where chickpeas and lemon juice are omitted.