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Bored of EGGS the usual way? Try this Turkish Egg Recipe!

Looking for an easy, quick, and healthy recipe for breakfast? This is the perfect one for you, as it's super easy and quick and yet so delicious!

Heard of Cilbir or Turkish Eggs?

Cilbir is a Turkish dish of poached eggs with yogurt (often with garlic mixed in).

You can't have a more beautiful and delicate egg breakfast, made with soft silky poached eggs with a oozy runny yolk.

The recipe is filling and healthy. Just give it a try, and it will become your breakfast favorite!

Turkish Egg Recipe


  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tbsp vinegar

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley/coriander

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 roughly grounded red chillies

  • Salt as needed

How to perfectly poach the eggs-

Fill a pot approximately 3/4th with water, add vinegar (1 tbsp for every litre of water), and bring to a boil. As soon as air bubbles begin to rise from the bottom of the pot, stir the water lightly with a spoon in a circular motion, now add your egg slowly in the center. Do it one egg at a time.

Cook for approximately 3 minutes, for a runny consistency. Slowly remove the egg and drain it on a kitchen towel.

Follow the same procedure for the other egg.


1.Finely chop parsley/coriander. Add the Greek yogurt to a bowl. Finely chop the garlic cloves into the yogurt. Add the chopped parsley/coriander. Add salt as per taste, mix well, and set aside.

2. In a pan, brown some butter over medium heat. Turn off the heat, to it add olive oil and freshly grounded red chillies. Give it a stir and set aside. Your chilli butter is ready!

3. Place the yogurt mix evenly in a deep dis. Carefully place the poached eggs over the yogurt. Pour the chilli butter.

4.Garnish with fresh parsley/coriander and serve with toasted sourdough bread. Enjoy! I love having this as a breakfast. It's incredibly tasty and filled with goodness.

Do give it a try, you won't regret it! Comment below and tag us if you like this recipe!

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Hi there! I’m Muzna, the Founder and Editor of The Bliss Key, I live in San Francisco with my family and by profession I’m an eLearning consultant with more than a decade of experience, and a degree in Business Management and Instructional Design

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