Tarhana is a traditional fermented product which is generally consumed in Anatolia, Middle East and Balkans and is important on nutrition of Turkish society.
There are similar products with different names such as:
‘Kishk’ in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, ‘Kushuk’ in Iraq,
‘Tarhana’ in Turkey,
‘Trahanas’ in Cyprus and Greece, ‘Tarhonya/Talkuna’ in Hungary and Filand
Tarhana is the dry form of yoghurt-cereal mixture. It is prepared by mixing wheat flour, yogurt, yeast and a variety of cooked vegetables (tomatoes, onions, green pepper etc.), salt, and spices (mint, paprika)
Maras tarhana has quite different qualifications, such as process stages, flavor and aroma of final product, consumption styles and storage conditions according to tarhana types produced in other regions
Previously, tarhana was only obtained by domestically at homes and nowadays the industrial production of it has become common.
Tarhana chips which are industrially produced in this region are introduced as healthy alternatives for consumers in Turkey and other importing countries.