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How to Make Turkish Red Lentil Soup From Scratch

30th November 2015

Turkish Red Lentil Soup

This version of Turkey's classic lentil soup is home cooking at its best: Simple, flavourful and nutritious. Make it a complete meal by adding a tangy salad and your favourite flatbread or a crusty loaf of whole-grain bread.

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Ingredients :
Servings 4

    •    1 cup red lentil, washed and cleaned
    •    4 cups vegetable stock
    •    1⁄4 cup mild onion, finely chopped
    •    1⁄2 cup white potato, peeled and diced
    •    1 teaspoon paprika
    •    1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
    •    pepper (to taste)


    1.    Place the red lentils in a colander and rinse.
    2.    Sift through to remove and debris or damaged beans.
    3.    Place the washed and cleaned lentils into a medium pot with the stock, potatoes, onions and paprika.
    4.    Bring the pot to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
    5.    Loosely place a lid on the pot leaving slightly ajar as to allow some evaporation.
    6.    Cook for 40-40 minutes until the lentils are tender.
    7.    Add salt and pepper to taste.
    8.    Place all but 1 cup of the soup into a blender or food processor and blend briefly.
    9.    Return blended soup to the pot with the reserved cup of soup.
    10.    Heat through.
    11.    Serve & Enjoy!

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15th November 2016 Turkish Red Lentil soup is my all time favorite. My ex-husband's aunt made the best ever. I can NEVER get it to taste exactly like hers., using her recipe.... Miss it. Tanrı korusun ellerini.

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