Ayran

Ayran

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Serves
4
Photographer
Lisa Cohen and William Meppem

This chilled yoghurt drink is a popular all over Turkey, especially in the summer months. It’s sold in bottles and little cartons, and in some villages it’s sold churned from large wooden barrels to make it light and fluffy. Ayran is the drink to serve with kebabs and köfte. When we ate our liver kebab breakfast in Gaziantep, chef Ali told us that he couldn’t conceive of eating any meal without ayran and that, when he was growing up, if there was no ayran on the table his grandmother would refuse to eat the meal.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500ml chilled thick natural yoghurt
250ml chilled water
1/2 cup crushed ice
sea salt
dried mint, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Blend all the ingredients, except the dried mint, in a vitamiser until light and frothy. Serve immediately in tall chilled glasses, sprinkled with a little dried mint, if you like.
Tags:
Turquoise
Malouf
Greg
Lucy
Turkish
Turkey
Mediterranean
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Middle Eastern
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