Turkish Lentil Soup

Enjoy turkish red lentil soup this winter. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Cooking oil 1 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 medium
  • Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 3
  • Masoor daal (Orange lentil gram) 1 Cup (washed)
  • Aloo (Potato) cubes 1/4 Cup
  • Tamatar (Tomato) cubes 1 medium
  • Gajar (Carrot) 1/4 Cup
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Hot water 1 & ½ litre
  • Cooking oil 1 tbs
  • Makhan (Butter) 1 tbs
  • Tomato paste 2 tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Paprika powder 1 tsp
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed ½ tsp
  • Dried mint 1 tsp


In pot,add cooking oil,onion,garlic,mix well and sauté until translucent.

Add orange lentil gram,mix well and cook for 1 minute.

Add potato,tomato,carrot,salt,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add hot water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover and cook on low flame for 20-25 minutes then blend well with the help of hand blender.

Take out 1/4 Cup lentil soup for later use.

In frying pan,add cooking oil,butter and let it melt.

Add tomato paste,mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Add red chilli powder,paprika powder,black pepper crushed and mix well.

Gradually add reserved lentil soup and mix well.

In lentil soup,add prepared tomato paste mixture,mix well and bring it to boil,add dried mint and mix well.

Garnish with dried mint & serve hot!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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