Ezme Yesil Mercimek Çorbasi

(Cream of Green Lentil Soup)




Green Lentils2/3 cup115 g
Water2 cups500 g
Onions2 small size80 g
Butter or margarine3 tablespoons40 g
All-purpose flour2 tablespoons12 g
Water4 cups1 g
Rice2 tablespoons25 g
Salt2 tablespoons12 g
Egg1 medium size50 g
Milk3/4 cup+1 1/2 tablespoons200 g
Red pepper1/2 teaspoon1 g
Bread2 thin slices40 g


Soak green lentils overnight with a cup of water.Add1 cup of water and cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Set aside.Saute' chopped onion in melted margarine for 2-3 minutes, stirring occacionaly.Stir in flour bending well.Add water, green lentils and rice, stir.Simmer for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender. Place into a food processor container.Processe until well blended and creamy.Season with salt.Bring to boil and simmer for a minute. Combine slightly beaten egg and milk mixing well.Blend in soup stirring constantly.Boil gently for 1 minute.Sprinkle with red pepper. Top with toasted bread cubes.Serve hot.

6 Serving

Nutritive Value (Approx. per serving):

Energy 187 cal
Protein 8.1 g
Fat 7.3 g
Carbohydrate 22.9 g
Calcium 66 mg
Iron 0.65 mg
Phosphorus 134 mg
Zinc 1 mg
Sodium 856 mg
Vitamin A 257 iu
Thiamin (B1) 0.11 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.13 mg
Niacin 0.59 mg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Cholesterol 45 mg

Regional characteristic :

It is common soup served everywhere throughout the country.

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