Turkish Poached Eggs

by Nazreen Ebthisam

Turkish Poached Eggs Cilbir | Turkish Poached Eggs with Yoghurt and Spiced Butter Recipe

It is a turkish dish of poached eggs with yoghurt mixed with garlic and the dish is topped with melted butter infused with red pepper or paprika. It is now common to serve the dish topped with melted butter infused with Aleppo pepper, for which paprika can be substituted.

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Turkish Poached Eggs

Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
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  • Eggs - 2
  • Thick Curd - 3/4 cup (whisked)
  • Garlic - 1 cloves (crushed)
  • Parsley Leaves
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Powder - 1 tsp
  • Olive Oil - 2 tsp
  • Toasted Bread
  • Chilli Butter Sauce
  • Butter - 3 tbsp
  • Chilli Flakes - 2 tsp
  • Chilli Powder - 2 tsp


  1. Whisk curd and crushed garlic together. Add salt and cayenne powder and mix further. Spread the curd to a plate. Mix little parsley in oil and drizzle over the curd and keep aside.
  2. Melt butter, add chilli flakes and chilli powder. Mix and cook for 1 minute and remove from flame.
  3. Boil salted water, slide eggs slowly one or 2 eggs at a time and cook on low flame for 2 to 4 minutes. Remove the poached eggs slowly and place it on the curd.
  4. Pour the butter sauce on top of the egg and serve with butter toasted breads.
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