Ezogelin soup

    56 min

    Ezogelin Soup is a classic Turkish soup made with red lentils and bulgur. Cayenne pepper and dried mint give this vegan soup lots of flavour.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more to taste
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • salt to taste
    • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • 2L water
    • 140g red lentils
    • 50g white rice
    • 35g fine bulgur
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons dried mint

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:46min  ›  Ready in:56min 

    1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and salt; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add cayenne; stir for 30 seconds. Stir in tomato puree for 20 seconds. Pour in water.
    2. Increase heat to high and stir lentils, rice, bulgur, garlic and mint into the pot. Bring to the boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover partially and cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are very soft, about 35 minutes.

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