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turkish ezogelin soup recipe

Ezogelin Soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Servings 4 people
Calories 241 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ tablespoon red pepper paste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup red lentil
  • ½ cup bulgur
  • ¼ cup rice
  • 1 ½ litre vegetable stock or chicken stock

For Garnish

  • 20 g butter
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes (replace with paprika if its too spicy for you)
  • ½ teaspoon dried mint
  • 4-6 lemon wedges


Cooking the Soup

  • Put a Dutch oven or heavy-based saucepan on medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add the onions and sauté until soft slightly browned then add the garlic, sauté for another minute.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and red pepper paste and sauté for a few more minutes on low heat.
  • Add freshly ground black pepper, chilli flakes, salt and red lentil, sauté for 2-3 minutes then add the bulgur and rice.
  • Pour in the stock, give the mixture a good stir and bring it to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down and gently simmer with the lid closed for 30 minutes or until the legumes are softened.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and blitz the soup coarsely with a stick blender.
  • If the soup seems too thick, then add a bit more water. If the soup looks too liquid, continue to boil the soup for another few minutes.

Preparing the Garnish

  • To prepare the garnish, melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the chilli or paprika and mint.
  • Sauté the mixture on low heat for a few minutes, then pour the butter garnish in the soup.
  • Give it a good stir and serve in bowls with a piece of nice crusty bread and a lemon wedge on the side.


Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 10gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 342mgPotassium: 434mgFiber: 12gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 207IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Dinner Ideas, Easy Recipes, Mediterrenean Cuisine, Traditional Turkish Recipes
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