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Ezogelin Soup (Ezo The Bride Soup) Recipe

Ezogelin Soup is one of Turkey’s best known and most admired soups. Besides being very tasty and nutritious, it is a very practical and easy-to-make soup. Ezogelin means “Ezo the bride” in Turkish. You can prepare the ezogelin soup for 6 people in approximately 45 minutes.

Ingredients

• 2 1/2 cups red lentils,

• 3 tablespoons rice,

• 2 tablespoons bulgur, (see what is bulgur?)

• 1 medium size onion,

• 1 tablespoon tomato paste,

• 1 tablespoon butter,

• 9 cups hot water (a cup is 200 ml),

• 1 teaspoon mint,

• 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1: Boil 9 cups water in the kettle and put it in a pot. Add 2 1/2 red lentils, which you have washed and drained, to the pot.

Step 2: Add 3 tablespoons rice, 2 tablespoons bulgur and 1 teaspoon salt to the pot.

Step 3: Cook for about 35 minutes, until the red lentils are tender.

Step 4: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a pan.

Step 5: Add 1 diced onion and fry it.

Step 6: Add 1 tablespoon tomato paste to the fried onions.

Step 7: Add 1 teaspoon mint and fry for 2 more minutes.

Step 8: Take your sauce off the stove.

Step 9: Add the fried onion mixture to the pot.

Step 10: Then cook the soup you stirred quickly for another 10 minutes.

Key point: If you do not want to drink a granular soup, you can serve the soup after passing it through the blender.


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