This is a traditional Turkish Lentil Soup. I had this soup when I visited the mystical ancient city called Constantinople also known as Istanbul. I rememeber it was a chilly evening in October, we were walking around in the historic neighborhood of Sultan Ahmet. We walked into a very cozy little restuarant & we insisted if we could sit on the rooftop section of the restaurant with a gorgeous view of the Blue Mosque in sight! Everytime I make this soup, it takes me back to Istanbul! —onetribegourmet
Organic Chicken or Vegetable Stock
Freshly Ground Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Lemon Juice
Fresh Italian Parsley
In This Recipe
Sauté chopped onions & minced garlic in extra virgin olive oil. Add chopped carrots; let the carrot cook for few minutes. Add red lentils & bulgur wheat & sauté some more. Add the chicken stock. Add tomato paste & stir well. Add sumac, paprika, salt & pepper. Let the soup simmer on low heat for 30-40 minutes until lentils & the bulgur wheat are tender. Serve hot with freshly squeezed lemon juice & chopped fresh parsley!
Hi I'm Sara and I love the art of food & travel. I have a blog called One Tribe Gourmet, where I share my passion for global cuisine and my travel adventures around the world.
I have always felt that food is the most common denominator that crosses all boundaries and brings people together. The ritual of “Breaking Bread” in every culture is a special bonding experience.
Personally I love to experience different cultures through there cuisines! My goal here is to encourage an individual who is interested in learning different global cuisine yet is a bit intimidated by it. I am here to help you, all you have to do is open your heart!!!