Tarhana Soup

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Tarhana Soup (Tarhana Çorbası)

Tarhana (dry)½ cup75 grams
Water6 cups1200 grams
Salt 1 ½ teaspoons9 grams
Butter or margarine4 tablespoons40 grams
Mint1 1/2 tablespoons2 grams
Red pepper½ teaspoon1 gram


Dissolve tarhana in water, add the salt and cook for 10 minutes. Melt butter or margarine, add mint and red pepper and stir a few times and sprinkle over the soup.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy88 cal
Protein1.5 g
Fat6.1 g
Carbohydrates7.2 g
Calcium87 mg
Iron0.27 mg
Phosphorus2 mg
Zinc0 mg
Sodium593 mg
Vitamin A187 iu
Thiamine- mg
Riboflavin- mg
Niacin0.03 mg
Vitamin C- mg
Cholesterol0 mg


In some regions while preparing the soup, pre-cooked chickpeas, pre-cooked dried white beans or browned ground meat and green peppers are also added.