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. 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:)