Red Lentils Turkish Soup Easy Recipe
If I hear of Turkey and Istanbul — I start thinking about food as the first thing, seriously. The city is full of history, beauty and FOOD. A whole lot of best in the world food by the price below $10 per day. Rent an apartment and cook by your own, just hold yourself of buying all food in a nearest marketplace at one time, it’s easy to lose control, hahahaha.
So the soup: Red lentils soup. There are varieties of it, and as usual there is no the true one recipe. Keep experimenting yet why not start with the simple one we bring to your attention today, here it is:
Ingredients you need for Red Lentil Turkish SoupA cup-full of red lentils One potato One carrot One onion 2 tbsp of AP flour (0000) 50 g of Butter A pinch of Mint Red pepper flakes (depends on how hot you want it) Salt (depends on your salt preferences)
How To Cook Red Lentil Turkish Soup Step-by-step
Firstly let us wash and drain the lentils. Do we need to soak it? Depends on what kind of lentils you use. Just read the package, they always give this information there. I use the lentils that don’t need to be soaked. Then peel the vegetables and put it all together in a pot. Add water and cook it on a medium heat until boil, then turn the heat down and let it cook until tender. If you use the lentils that supposed to be cooked for more than a half of hour (read the package) start with cooking only lentils and add the vegetables at about 30 min before the indicated time for lentils.
Now we are going to fry the flour. Melt the butter, add the flour and cook it on a low heat until golden brown. Stir all the time. Add it to the soup and pureed with blender or potato musher.
Add mint, red pepper flakes and serve. I like it to be minty and spicy, exactly how it is on the photo. So if this adjectives are not included in your cooking vocabulary add less than you see on the picture.