Friday, October 8, 2010

Turkish Lentil Soup


Tired after  working all day, or a lazy weekend, not feel like cooking then this is the recipe for you. Easy, delicious  and healthy. I actually got this recipe from one of my friend here in Germany Reshmi of lecker and yummy recipes, who is been heavily influenced by lots of Turkish and Arab cuisine by all her friends. First time I had this soup for Iftar in the Turkish mosque, which tasted absolutely amazing, immediately the very next day I made this. But I couldn't make or buy some fresh bread so I just used some normal white bread which tasted very good too.
  So for a quick healthy meal, just grab a couple of  bread, salad and some vegetables from shop and make this soup. A hot bowl of this soup with some nice crusty rolls will be a perfect and satisfying lunch, brunch or a dinner.
Serves 2
Preparation Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes( If using a pressure cooker)

Ingredients:
Red lentils- 1 cup
Onion- 1 chopped
Carrot- 1 chopped
Potato- 1 small sized chopped
Celery, leeks any vegetable of your choice- about 1/2 cup chopped
Garlic- 3 cloves
Olive oil- 3 tsp
Rice- 1/2 tbsp
Paprika powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves- 2 stalk
Salt as required
Method:
Chop the vegetables roughly, it doesn't have to look neat. Wash the rice and lentils and put them in a pressure cooker. Add all the chopped vegetables, paprika, salt and 2 1/2 cups of water. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Let it cool down for a while, then blend it in a blender.
Return to the cooker again. In a separate pan, add olive oil and then add the finely chopped garlic and fry it for  while. Add this garlic oil to the soup and finally add the chopped coriander leaves.
Serve the soup warm with some bread.

This recipe goes to my own event Any One Can Cook and Souper Sundays by Kahakai Kitchen.

25 comments:

An Open Book said...

thats a beautiful picture

Sulagna said...

Looks delicious..Beautiful presentation !!

Uma said...

inviting bowl of soup.. interesting!

NIDHYA said...

soup looks nice and thick..lovely color.

Aaha Oho

harini-jaya said...

gr8 looking soup!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A splendid soup! So flavorful and comforting.

Cheers,

Rosa

Amritha Kalyani said...

i love soups. will try your lentil soup for sure. very nice picture.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Would taste awesome with some crispy breads. Very comforting soup...
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Angie's Recipes said...

The soup sounds so comforting and nice.

sweet artichoke said...

Yummy, this soup looks very delicious! I can't resist lentils in soups!The picture is awesome!

sonu said...

looks very healthy and yum !

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks yum and healthy

Jaisy James said...

looks delicious

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n healthy soup...

Rumana Rawat said...

I love lentil soup .. this looks very good and tasty:)

Rumana Rawat said...

I love lentil soup .. this looks very good and tasty:)

Priya said...

Soup looks absolutely delicious and very comforting..

Sayantani said...

I often make this soup to fill up hectic schedule. looks lovely and awesome photography.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious flavourful soup

Krishnaveni said...

healthy soup, love it

Ananda Rajashekar said...

loving ur first pic, just too beautiful bowl :)

aipi said...

Comforting bowl of soup..looks so flavorful..beautiful picture!

Comforting bowl of droolworthy soup

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

healthy soup looks yummy....

Debinhawaii said...

This looks like such a healthy and delicious soup--thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays this week!
;-)

indianspicemagic said...

Yummy soup

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