Keto Chorba is a rich stew but it’s also a soup. It could be the most nutritious soup you’ll ever prepare. It’s difficult to find something more nutritious on this Earth than meat. However, the world has gone crazy and the anti-meat propaganda is attacking people’s healthy food tradition more than ever before.
How Greek Goes Keto started #yes2meat
Things are getting serious. These days you can read more and more about anti-meat campaigns. From false claims that meat is unhealthy to fake information about meat production and polluting the planet. Our ancestral food is on trial and we have to protect it!
For this reason, we started the hashtag on Twitter and it got viral. #yes2meat is more than a message. It’s a reminder that our health, especially our mental health, is the weakest spot in today’s postindustrial world.
So, what is Keto Chorba?
Chorba is a word that needs to be written like this: Čorba, but of course, we need to give you the closest English pronunciation. 😉
Chorba is a type of thick soup traditionally prepared in Euro-Asian cuisines. Different stews are made from various types of vegetable and meat. It is present in the menus of several Euro-Asian nations, under different names, such as Romanian: ciorba, Russian: šurpa, Kazakh: sorta, Kyrgyz: šorpo. In Balkan cuisine, it’s more of a thick soup. Turkish soup or stew variants were entered into menus of the Balkan peninsula with the Ottoman rule, along with the word çorba. In the Balkans, it’s served at every festivity, even after the funeral!
How does it become Keto?
Originally, and we have to say this, Chorba is prepared with starchy vegetables and thickened with wheat or corn flour! Well, sometimes, even rice or barley grains are added. Yes, it contains meat, but in most cases, Chorba will be very high in carbs combined with vegetable oils. This is, as you might know, the worst combination!
So, we’ll work on thickening the Chorba with other techniques, yet we’ll give it the same beautiful texture and flavour! You will be surprised how great it tastes even on the third day! Of course, you’ll have to keep it in the refrigerator and enjoy it as a full Keto meal whenever you want!
Put some Balkan music on, and start dancing in the kitchen while slow-cooking. This experiment will bring you all the flavours and health of our ancestors. Chorba is so comforting and energising. Trust me, you’ll be making it often this fall or winter! You can play with the meat combination, but never forget, ruminant is the healthiest meat! 😉