Ozlem Warren – Balkabagi Corbasi

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Balkabagi Corbasi, Pumpkin Soup with Cumin, Chili Flakes, Yoghurt by Ozlem Warren

You can order a signed copy of Ozlem Warren’s debut cookery book, Ozlem’s Turkish Table, Recipes from My Homeland, at this link, https://www.gbpublishing.co.uk/product-page/ozlem-s-turkish-table-hardback

This is an easy, delicious, pumpkin soup flavored with spices and yoghurt. Balkabagi, pumpkin, is sold in street stalls and farmers markets, Pazar, at home, either as a whole or in huge, deseeded chunks and we love its natural sweetness.

I mildly flavored our pumpkin soup, Balkabagi Corbasi, with ground cumin and red pepper flakes. Warming, pungent cumin and a delicious spicy kick from red pepper flakes or chili flakes work well with the sweetness of the pumpkin. Adding plain yoghurt at the end gives a lovely creamy texture and a bit of tartness, really delicious and wholesome. When pumpkin is not in season, you can try this soup with butternut squash.

I hope you enjoy this nutritious, easy pumpkin soup, packed with flavor.

Afiyet Olsun,



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