Tahnabour (yogurt soup)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Whole wheat or barley
3 cups Water
1 quart Yogurt
½ Onion, chopped fine
1 tablespoon Oil
2 tablespoons Butter
½ teaspoon Paprika
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Water
Dried mint

Tahnabour is a traditional soup served in most regions of Armenia. It is a light soup said to aid digestion and often fed to those ill with a "sick stomach." In a 3-quart suacepan, put 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon flour, and the egg. Beat with an egg beater.

Mix water with Madzoon to dilute and add to egg mixture. Heat and stir constantly until it reaches a boil. Do not boil.

Add the barley and then salt to taste. Add dried mint.

Saute the onions in an oil and butter misture until reduced. Onions will appear clear and glossy. Add paprika.

Add this vegetable and spice mixture to the soup. Warm soup carefully; do not boil. Walt

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