Ezo Gelin soup (Turkish Red Lentil Soup)

2 reviews, 4 star(s). 100% would make again

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Red Lentil soup, Turkish style.


2 T olive oil
1 medium yellow onion; chopped
4 cloves garlic; smushed
1 medium tomato; chopped
2 T Hungarian Paprika
2 T tomato paste
1.5 C red lentils; rinsed
6 C chicken stock
1 T dried mint
.25 C medium grain bulgur

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Sautee olive oil, onion, and garlic together until the onions are translucent.

2. Add the tomatoes, paprika, and tomato paste.

3. Add lentils and stock, then leave on low heat 30-35 min until red lentils blend with stock.

4. Add mint, bulgur, and water to desired consistency.

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Tastes just like what you'd find in a Turkish restaurant.
Bsteel2000 4y ago

Great recipe! I just had to simmer a bt longer (probably closer to 60 minutes). I also added the bulgur at the same time as the lentils.
Bsteel2000 4y ago

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