Wednesday, January 11, 2012


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This one is a real classic. Delicious yet so simple. 

Ingredients (serves 6 – 8 people):

1 glass of red lentil, washed and drained
1 medium onion, grated
1 small potato, grated
2 spoons of butter, 1 drop of olive oil
1 desert spoon of thick tomato paste (Turkish salça)
6 – 7 glasses of hot water (depending on how thick you would like your soup to be)
Spices to your liking: cumin, laurel, pepper, grounded red pepper
Juice of half a lemon (add more if you like sour)


  1. Sauté the onions in the butter and olive oil for two minutes.
  2. Add the salça and continue sautéing for a minute.
  3. Add the potato, continue sautéing for a minute.
  4. Add the lentil, the warm water, laurel (optional), lemon juice and boil till all the ingredients are soft, lost shape and mixed.
  5. Once cooked, add the salt and the rest of the spices to your liking.
turkish lentil soup

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