Turkish Strained Red Lentil Soup Recipe
Turkey’s strained red lentil soup is home cooking at its best: Simple, flavorful and nutritious. Make it a complete meal by adding a tangy salad and your favorite flatbread or a crusty loaf of whole-grain bread.
- 1 cup of red lentils,
- 1 onion,
- 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil,
- 1 carrot,
- 1 coffee spoon of salt,
- 6 1/2 – 7 cups of water (The cup size is: 200 ml.)
- 1 potato.
Process of Turkish Strained Red Lentil Soup Recipe
To prepare the Turkish strained red lentil soup, firstly, wash the carrot and the potato and peel and dice them. Put them into the pressure cooker. Add the chopped onion in to the cooker. Add 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil and cook them by stirring until the vegetables get enough soft.
You can understand that they are cooked enough when the color of carrot spread into the oil. Rinse the lentils and add them in to the cooker. At the end pour the water and add the salt. Bring it to boil.
After it starts to boil, cook on medium heat for 15 more minutes. Then open the cooker and stir your soup. When the soup is still hot, pour the soup in an another pot. At the same time strain your soup. You can crush the remaining by using the back of the tablespoon into the strainer. Then cook the soup again for 3 more minutes.
Before serving the soup, heat the oil in a skillet and when it’s hot add the paprika. Stir for 5-10 seconds. Pour a couple of scoops of the oil and paprika sauce on the soup bowl. You can also add some dried mint in to the oil instead of paprika.
With these ingredients, this Turkish red lentil soup is for 7 or 8 people.
Note: Don’t smooth the soup with a blender. With this recipe you will see the difference between the smoothed soup with blender and this strained soup.
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