Would you like to try this traditional soup?

That soups have a special place in the culture of Turkish cuisine. Soup is one of the most popular foods among both people and top leaders from yesterday to today. Soup, which is usually served for lunch or dinner in different cultures, can be eaten with any meal in Turkish cuisine. Also, it is common among Turks to eat soup for breakfast. Soups in Turkish cuisine have important differences in type, preparation and content compared to other cuisines. For example, in some societies, soups are generally sticky, grainy in shape. But Turkish cuisine has many different types of soups, which are consumed in a slimy and watery form, which contain grain or are grain-free, and which are eaten hot or cold. But there is one soup that occupies a special place in Turkish cuisine. This is the “red lentil soup”. Eaten in almost every household and cooked in almost every restaurant, red lentil soup is one of the most popular soups in Turkey. And in this week’s programme, we’ll tell you the recipe for this traditional soup.

The ingredients for cooking the “Red Lentil Soup”;

  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 cups broth or water

As for the preparation;

First wash the red lentils well with plenty of water until you remove the white water from the lentils. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the tomato paste and finely chopped onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. And then we add the red lentils and after two minutes we add the hot broth or water to the pot. And we season with salt, black pepper and red pepper and cook everything over medium heat until the lentils are soft and tender, about 30 minutes. When cooking the soup, we puree it with a blender. The soup is ready.

Enjoy your meal!