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Turkish Eggs Recipe | How to make Turkish eggs | Poached Eggs in Yogurt Sauce

I had gone to Goa to celebrate my birthday and we randomly bumped into this restaurant through Zomato suggestions called Cafe Bodega. I always like to experiment with new egg preparations and hence ordered Turkish eggs. The first bite of Turkish eggs and I went “Oh my god”. The garlic-flavored Greek yogurt and the smooth rich runny poached egg backed by the punch of the chili oil catapulted Turkish eggs right in my top egg dishes list. As easy as Turkish eggs looks, it is pretty technical to execute and might take a couple of attempts before you get the perfect Turkish eggs. But I can vouch that they are worth the efforts!

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Turkish Eggs

Turkish Eggs Recipe | How to make Turkish eggs | Poached Eggs in Yogurt Sauce step by step guide to make tasty healthy breakfast
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 1 person
Calories 56 kcal


Yogurt Spread

  • 1 cup greek yogurt or hung curd
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced

Chili Oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter unslalted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes


  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 egg


Yogurt Spread

  • Put the yogurt on a double boiler
    Turkish Eggs - Double boiler curd
  • Smash garlic on mortar and pestle. Add salt and garlic to it. Cook it for at least 10 minutes. The curd will change the constituency. It will become smoother and thicker.
    Turkish Eggs - smashed garlic on mortal and pestle

Chili oil

  • In a pan add some salted butter, let it melt on a slow flame. Once melted add oil and chili flakes to it.switch off the stove. Do not cook this on high flame, the chili flakes can be easily burnt.
    Turkish Eggs - chili oil

Poached egg

  • In a pan with a lid, heat some water. In a cup, put some vinegar and crack an egg. Place the cup in the water and cover it with a lid. Cook it for approx 7mins or till the white is cooked. Do not overcook it.
    Turkish Eggs - Poached eggs

Assembly for turkish eggs

  • First, put the spread in a bowl, add the eggs and drizzle the chili oil on it . After that garnish, it with spring onions or dill on it. The garnish gives a nice crunch.
    Turkish Eggs - Assembly
  • Tada, Yummy healthy turkish eggs are ready!


What to eat with Turkish eggs:
  • You can use greek yogurt instead of hung curd. Just starting all the water from the curd
Turkish Eggs - Strain curd/hung curd
Turkish Eggs – Strain curd/hung curd
  • Make sure the hung curd has no water left in it 
  • You can skip the poached eggs and make a sunny side up instead
Turkish Eggs - Alternative to poached eggs, Sunny side up
Turkish Eggs – Alternative to poached eggs, Sunnyside up
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Keyword Breakfast, Eggs, Poached eggs, Turksih Eggs, Yogurt

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