Green Lentil Soup with Yogurt
(Yogurtlu Yesil Mercimek Corbasi)
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
2/3 cup yogurt
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp flour
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 in it. Cook for about 15 minutes. Then add the Turkish noodles in it. Cook until the noodles are lightly softened.
Whisk the yogurt sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Take a few spoons of liquid from the pot and mix into the bowl. Then slowly pour the mixture into the pot while stirring very slowly. Cook for about 10 more minutes on low heat. Turn the heat off.
Place the butter in a frying pan. When it begins spitting, stir in the mint and pour into your soup.
*Before serve always check the taste, soup may need salt and pepper:)