- 1 cup red lentil
- 3 tablespoons extra fine bulgur
- 3 tablespoons rice
- 1 medium sized onion (diced)
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- ½ tablespoon red pepper paste
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 10 cups hot water
- A pinch black pepper
- A pinch red pepper
- A pinch salt
- A pinch mint
- A pinch chili flake
- 1 tablespoon butter
This soup is special for Turkey for its name. Ezogelin means “Ezo the Bride”. A tale has been narrated upto present. It is aabout a girl who was on their marriage ages. Her real name was “Zühre” and she was very beautiful that everyone would want to marry her. But she only loved a man and unfortunately she couldn’t marry with him since her father din’t allow it. Finally she died because of her ilness etc. So starts and ends the tale about Ezo Gelin. OK, let’s turn to the soup. This is very special and traditional soup of Turkey.
A stirring spoon
A sautepan or coffeepot
Pour the olive oil and add the diced onion to the pot and saute until they turn pink.
Then add the tomato paste and red pepper paste. Saute until they are mashed well.
Sprinkle the black pepper and red pepper, then stir.
Finally add the washed red lentils, bulgur and rice. Stir well.
Pour the water little by little and stir. Then sprinkle the salt and stir again.
Boil on high heat until it bubbles. Then set to medium heat and stir constantly.
For sauce, melt the butter in the coffeepot or sautepan. Sprinkle the mint and chili flakes and saute again.
Pour the sauce onto the soup. Serve hot