Tanabour (Armenian Yogurt and Barley Soup)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2021

Yogurt brings milky tang—and an exceptional satiny texture—to the soothing Armenian soup known as tanabour.

SERVES6

TIME1½ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Tanabour, or spas, is a nourishing, filling, and thoroughly satisfying Armenian grain-and-yogurt soup. Though tanabour can be made using a wide variety of grains, ours uses pearl barley, since—lacking hulls—it cooks to a tender, plump consi...

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