♡ Turkish Red Lentil Soup (Ezogelin) ♡

It’s very hot here where I live lately considering it’s the middle of the summer. But nothing can stop me from having lentil soup. Even this melting heat. Lentil soup has always been my favorite food. Even when I was a little kid. Here in Turkey you can find this soup in almost every restaurant. It’s the most liked soup we have here. Mainly because it is very delicious.
Ezogelin soup is a traditional anatolian soup. It’s mostly eaten with lemon juice and bread.
Here is a very important tip. This soup gets thick very easily. To fix that problem add some water while heating the soup up. And you should be fine.


1 onion

1 cup red lentils

1/4 cup rice

1/2 cups bulgur

1 tbsp flour

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp olive oil

Garlic powder

2 tbsp dried mint leaves

1 tbsp red pepper flakes

1 tbsp black pepper flakes

1 tbsp salt


1. Sautee the chopped onion in olive oil.

2. Wash the legumes and add in the pot.

3. Put 1lt water and boil until the legumes are soft. Then turn off the stove.

4. Get a pan and put 2 tbsp olive oil.

5. Roast the flour. (If you start to smell the flour then it’s ready)

6. Add in the tomato paste.

5. Put 1 cup of water.

6. Add in the spcies. Boil.

7. Add the mixture in the legume pot.

8. Put salt. Boil.

9. Enjoy!

♡ Bon appetit! 


2 Comments Add yours

  1. That looks wonderful. Perfect for the winter. (:

    Liked by 1 person

    1. apinchofasli says:

      Thank you! Yes, indeed 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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