Noodle Soup

Tutmaç Çorbasi

Preparation info

  • To Serve


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

The word “tutmaç” is derived from the expression “Tutma aç”, meaning “do not keep us hungry!” Tutmaç was served at a feast in honour of the great Selçuk emperor Tuğrul Bey when he captured the town of Neyshapur, now in northeastern Iran, in 1043. On tasting it the emperor remarked: “The tutmaç is nice but it lacks garlic.”


For the Pasta

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp salt<


Put the pasta ingredients in a bowl and knead for 10 minutes. Divide the dough into two lumps, cover, and let rest for 20 minutes. Roll out the dough with a long thin rolling pin to a thickness of 3 mm/ inch