Armenian Yogurt Soup (Spas)

Served warm in the winter and chilled in the summer.


  • 1/2 cup peeled wheat (use rice as an alternative)
  • 1-2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups macun (plain yogurt)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 cups water or stock
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 pats of butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Sauté onion in a large soup pot.
  • Add wheat or rice and bring to a boil with 1 ½ cups water.
  • Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes.
  • Let the wheat or rice cool, then add the macun, water or stock, egg, and flour.
  • Mix well until there are no lumps.
  • Heat on low flame and stir occasionally to avoid separation.
  • Add cilantro and simmer for 5 minutes then serve.

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Recipe submitted by Heatherly Lewis - Peace Corps Volunteer, Armenia (1995-1997) 

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