So. Here is the thing.
My best friend is visiting me this week in Zurich.
We've known each other for many years. Actually we first met in high school, back in Antalya (My beloved home town).
Well today I cooked Lentil Soup (Mercimek Çorbası) for her.
This is a typical Turkish soup which I love a lot. And finally get to do it properly since I have a blender now (yay).
(Maybe I'll learn later from my boyfriend the German version where you have also sausages inside - of course, why not sausages?).
Although I lost myself and prepared like 10 liters of soup for like 10 people, here I will give a recipe for 2 people.
It is very easy. And here it goes:
Part I: The Soup
1.5 cup of red lentils (the one on the very left in the picture)
3 middle sized potatoes
1 big onion
Part II: The Sauce
2 table spoons of tomato paste
Half a tea spoon of black pepper
Part III: Afterwards the Cooking Stuff
Some black pepper
Half a lemon
How to make it:
First chop all the vegetables in Part I. Put them in a big pot with water and boil them.
After you believe that they are cooked smash everything together with a blender, or with a fork.
Depending on your preferences adjust the thickness by adding more hot water.
Now cut the onion in little pieces - as little as possible. In a separate pan put some oil / butter and
fry the onions for a minute or so. Then add the tomato paste and the black pepper and continue frying.
Now add this mixture to the already cooked & blended mix that you prepared in Part I.
Let them cook together for a few minutes. And stir while doing so.
Then you can add the juice of a half a lemon if you want. Or you can add a few drops to only one portion later.
Similarly add black pepper/salt.
And you are done.
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