Recipe: Lentil Soup - Ezo Gelin

by Habeeb Salloum, Nov 18, 2007 | Destinations: Turkey
Lentil Soup - Ezo Gelin

Lentil Soup - Ezo Gelin

Lentil Soup - Ezo Gelin

Serves about 8

1 cup split red lentils
9 cups water
2 onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup rice
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons dried mint

Place lentils, water, onion and rice in a saucepan, then bring to boil and cover. Cook over medium/low heat for 40 minutes, stirring a few times. Stir in garlic, tomato paste, lemon juice, salt, pepper, cumin and chilli powder then cook for 5 minutes.

In the meantime, melt butter in frying pan, then stir in mint and remove from heat.

Place soup in a serving bowl, then stir in frying pan content and serve.

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