About this recipe: This traditional Turkish soup with red lentils, bulgur wheat and dried mint tastes wonderful and is easy to make. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves.
As a cook who likes to eat a lot of vegetarian recipes for my main course meal this soup is a very good source of vegetable protein with red lentils that is so easy to make and rewards you with a very delicious bowl of soup with the lemon slices added for a garnish that gives the soup nice tang. The one change that I made was to add oat bran instead of bulgur that did not seem to make a big difference to the outcome of this soup. I would certainly recommend this soup to others who are looking for an easy soup to make that is very nutritious for you. - 28 Dec 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Aw, man, this soup rocks! It takes me back to when I lived in Turkey from 1980-1983. I can't believe that I finally found a recipe for the soup I used to love so much! Thank you! This one is definitely a keeper :-) - 29 Aug 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this soup for a Turkish friend and she agrees that it’s very close to authentic and delicious. My only suggestion is to keep the lid on the pot as the lentils and bulgur absorb a lot of the liquid. I like heat so I doubled the cayenne. - 07 Feb 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)