Instant Pot

Instant Pot Ezo Gelin Soup

January 18, 2018
1 Ratings
Photo by Desert Cooking
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

A traditional Turkish red lentil soup made quickly and easily in the instant pot. This version is adapted from the webstie, Ozlem's Turkish Table, for the Instant Pot. —Desert Cooking

What You'll Need
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • `1 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Red Lentils
  • 1 tablespoon Rice
  • 2 tablespoons Bulgur
  • 4 tablespoons High Quality Tomato Paste
  • 2 tablespoons Butter or Olive Oil if vegan
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1-2 Lemons cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon Dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon Red pepper paste or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  1. Using the "Sauté Mode" cook the onions in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add the red lentils, bulgur, rice and 6 cups of (preferably hot) water.
  3. Press "Off" then press "Manual" and set for 7 minutes of high pressure.
  4. After 7 minutes, release the steam (you can also wait for natural release if you prefer).
  5. Add the tomato paste, red pepper paste, dried mint, and butter. Stir until well mixed and the soup has thickened (5-7 minutes).
  6. Serve the soup with lemon wedges.

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7 Reviews

MadeleineBeans December 29, 2023
Lovely recipe! The combination of flavors is so comforting. You can increase the amount of rice or bulgur wheat if you want a thicker soup. Thanks for posting!
Kevin D. June 9, 2020
Lovely recipe, but needed salt for our liking. Thank you.
Andrea September 8, 2018
The red pepper paste that is mentioned in the instructions is not in the list of ingredients.
Beth L. May 16, 2020
Nor is the mint. Something seems incomplete.
Desert C. May 17, 2020
It’s updated now
Desert C. May 17, 2020
It’s updated now
Andrea June 3, 2020
Thanks. I love this recipe! The mint and the lemon really make it delicious. I substitute rice for the bulgur to make it gluten-free.