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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Turkish-Style Lentil Soup


Cooking oft takes longer than I figure it ought to, merely that is largely because I am easily distracted together with writing upwards the dish that I am making both inward my caput together with on paper. Maintaining a nutrient weblog for together with thus many years has for certain inspired diversity inward the kitchen, merely at that topographic point are times when the whole documentation procedure becomes rather a chore.

That said, this soup was fifty-fifty improve than I imagined together with it actually took rattling picayune fourth dimension at all to simmer up. This uncomplicated recipe resembles a classic Indian dal makhani both inward appearance together with its wonderfully creamy texture. But instead of ruddy kidney beans together with urad dal simmered inward an Indian-spiced cream-based sauce, chocolate-brown together with ruddy lentils are cooked hither inward a seasoned kokosnoot milk sauce alongside sumac, mint together with dill. The consequence is a deliciously unique together with warming combination of earthy, tangy, zesty together with slightly sweetness flavors alongside a refreshing twist from the fresh mint that volition receive got y'all spooning bowlfuls alongside increasing pleasance equally y'all explore the layers of tastes inward your mouth.

Sumac is the dried fruit of a temperature shrub basis to a pulverization together with used extensively inward Middle Eastern together with Turkish cuisine. You tin easily discovery it inward whatsoever Middle Eastern or Asian grocer.

CookingTurkish-Style Lentil Soup
Recipe past times
Cuisine: Turkish
Published on December 21, 2013

Simple together with deliciously unique combination of earthy, zesty, tangy together with slightly sweetness flavors inward a warming bowl of lentils simmered inward a creamy kokosnoot milk sauce

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  • 1/2 oz (14 g) dried mushrooms (I used porcini)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
  • 2 to three fresh ruddy or greenish chilies, seeded together with finely chopped
  • 1 large plum tomato, finely chopped
  • 14 oz (400 mL) tin kokosnoot milk
  • 2 to iv cups vegetable stock or water
  • 1/2 loving cup French (Puy) lentils or chocolate-brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 loving cup ruddy lentils, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon bounding main salt, or to taste
  • fresh cracked dark pepper, to taste
  • juice from 1 lemon (3 tablespoons)
  • Soak the dried mushrooms inward 1 loving cup of hot H2O for twenty to thirty minutes. Drain, reserving the soaking liquid, together with chop. Set aside both the liquid together with the mushrooms.

  • Heat the olive petroleum inward a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add together the shallot together with garlic together with stir for three to iv minutes until the shallot starts to soften. Toss inward the chilies together with proceed to stir for 1 minute. Now add together the love apple tree together with simmer, stirring often, for five minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.

  • Now pour inward the kokosnoot milk, the liquid from the soaked mushrooms along alongside the mushrooms, together with ii cups of vegetable stock or water. Stir inward the lentils, paprika, mint, dill together with sumac, together with convey to a boil. Reduce the oestrus to medium-low together with cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender — well-nigh thirty to forty minutes, adding to a greater extent than stock or H2O equally necessary.

  • Stir inward the salt, pepper together with lemon juice, plough off the heat, together with allow the soup stand upwards covered for 10 minutes earlier serving. Garnish each bowl alongside a few sprinkles of paprika together with sumac if desired.

Makes 4 to half dozen servings


Other lentil soups y'all are sure to relish from Lisa's Kitchen:
Turkish Lentil together with Spinach Soup
Persian Split Pea together with Pomegranate Soup
Lentil Pomegranate Stew alongside Beets together with Spinach
French Lentil Tomato together with Harissa Stew

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