Category: Starters

Origin: Armenia


For how many people: 6

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 40 min


Story of the recipe or story of the chef:

This is a soup that I prepare for all of my family in Montreal.



List of ingredients:

  • 2 cups of barley
  • 5 cups of water (add more water if needed)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 cups of yogurt
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 1  medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1  pinch of red pepper (if desired)


Preparation Mode:

1.    In a large pot, bring water and barley to the boil.

2.    Cook over a low heat until tender, then add salt.

3.    In a separate bowl, beat the yogurt until smooth.

4.    Add the yogurt to the cooked barley, mix well to obtain a soft, creamy consistency.

5.    Melt the butter in a pan, add the chopped onions and stir-fry until browned.

6.    Add to the prepared barley soup.


My top tips:

Decorate with mint and red pepper.

Serve this soup hot.