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Category Beverage recipes
Servings 1
Time 5 minutes

Ayran is a popular Balkan(Bulgarian) countries drink made of a yoghurt and water. In cyrillic "Айрян"(some regions in Bulgaria call "Айран"). The ayran made from sheep yoghurt has a quite thick taste, fatty but also delicious. It is very similar to the Iranian drink, . Salt is usually added to ayran for flavour. It is served cool, and usually accompanies doner, kebab or pastry. Some forms of fresh ayran include some foam.

The basic recipe is: yogurt and water in the ratio 1: 1 and salt to taste. Ayryanat produced in factories of the food industry, such as commercially available in stores. The drink is served cold and is suitable for hot summer days, and for people with low blood pressure.


Pour yoghurt into a bowl and beat until smooth, add water and continue beating until thoroughly blended, or combine in an electric blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and dried mint. Chill thoroughly and serve in tall glasses, with ice.

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