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Lentil & bulgur soup

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Lentil & bulgur soup


 

When you are sick, last thing you want to do is get up and cook I bet.  But a warm soup is sometimes all you can have.  So, why not make an easy, filling soup if you can get up for 20 minutes or so?Learned this recipe from my mom when they were visiting us a few months ago.  She made it couple of times during their stay and finally we measured up everything that went in there so I could reproduce when needed.  It, seriously, is so easy to make if I can make it during my son’s afternoon nap which does not seem to last longer than 30 mins in a good day.Btw, there is no fat in this soup, other than chicken broth. Can easily be adapted to vegetarian or vegan diet if substitute with water or veggie stock.

 





Lentil & bulgur soup

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Recipe type: Soup

Author: Fethiye Miller


Ingredients

  • 1 cup red lentils

  • 3/4 cup coarse bulgur

  • 1 teaspoon

  • red pepper paste

  • 6 cups water + 3 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon cumin (powder)

  • 1/4 cup dry mint

  • 2 – 4 teaspoon lemon juice

  • Lemons (or lemon juice) to serve with



Instructions


  1. Cook red lentils with 3 cups of water

  2. Mush the red pepper paste in a cup of water

  3. When the lentils are cooked  (opened up, all mushy), add the bulgur with 3 cups more water (including the one that contains red pepper paste)

  4. While the bulgur is cooking, add 3 cups of chicken broth

  5. After about 10 mins, add the mint, cumin and lemon juice

  6. Boil and serve warm




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