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Friday, October 21, 2011

Green Lentil Soup with Yogurt

(Yogurtlu Yesil Mercimek Corbasi)

<br />Green Lentil Soup with Yogurt
1/4 cup green lentils, soak in water overnight (don't boil or it will lose vitamins)
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
2 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup Turkish noodles (eriste) or 1/3 cup egg noodles
1/2 tsp cumin

Yogurt Sauce:
2/3 cup yogurt
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp flour

Mint Sauce:
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or butter
1 tbsp dry mint

Saute the onion and garlic with olive oil for 4-5 minutes in a medium-sized pot. Add the green lentils, water, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes. Then add the Turkish noodles in it. Cook until the noodles are lightly softened.

Meanwhile, whisk the yogurt with egg yolk and flour in a small bowl. Take a few spoons of juice of the soup and blend well with the sauce. While stirring, slowly pour this mixture into the pot. Simmer for about 10 more minutes. Turn the heat off.

Heat up the olive oil or butter in a small pan and add the mint. Then, pour it over the soup and serve.

Makes 2 servings.

*Before serve always check the taste, soup may need salt and pepper:)



At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Ali Efendi said...

sounds good :) i will try it. i have one question though. we need to break the noodles to small pieces before we add them in , right ?
thank you in advance. :)

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ali Efendi,
Sure, you can break the noodles if they are longer than Turkish noodles:)

At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt know the idea of combining noodles (pasta)with lentils. I must try this combination one day I have no idea how it may taste like so thank you for this recipe.

At 4:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


i tried this soup yesterday and it was very good mashAllah!
Thank you!


At 3:46 PM, Blogger q8 said...

Salam alekom
I really like to cook it but I'm worried about the smell from the egg

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

The soup doesn't smell like an egg in it. I think it ts not strong enough, for me:)
You can avoid the egg:)

At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Binnur. is this the kind of eriste we should use with this recipe? :

thank you :)

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, it is:)
Take care,


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