Red Lentil And Bulgur Soup Recipe

Red Lentil and Bulgur Soup is a traditional Turkish soup. Learn how to make/prepare Mercimek Corbasi by following this easy recipe.
Red Lentil And Bulgur Soup Recipe
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 55 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 6
Calories Per Serving 273
  • 5 tbsp Butter
  • ¾ tsp Cumin Seed
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 3 medium Tomatoes
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup dried Red Lentils
  • 1/3 cup course Bulgur
  • 4 cups Water
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp dried Mint
  • ½ tsp Paprika
How to make Red Lentil And Bulgur Soup:
  • Place a stockpot on medium flame and melt 2 tbsp butter.
  • Add cumin, garlic and onion. Sauté and cook till the onion turn soft.
  • Blanch the tomatoes and peel them.
  • Chop the tomatoes.
  • Increase the heat to high and add tomato paste. Stir and cook for 3 minutes till the paste has turned dark.
  • Add tomatoes, chicken broth, red lentils, bulgur flour and 4 cups of water. Stir and boil the soup.
  • Reduce the flame to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Place a small saucepan on heat and melt the remaining 3 tbsp of butter.
  • Remove from heat and add in mint and paprika.
  • Ladle soup into soup bowls and drizzle the heated butter.
  • Serve hot.