Lentil Soup (Mercimek Çorbası)

Lentil Soup (Mercimek Çorbası)

Lentil Soup (Mercimek Çorbası) Recipe: How to Make Lentil Soup?

Did you know that lentil soup, which is essential for our tables, is also the oldest soup in Turkish cuisine? Lentils are so important to us! This special aroma, which we overran during nomadic times and has been used in our kitchen since Central Asia, is traditionally prepared with onions, garlic and sauce.

Lentil Soup (Mercimek Çorbası) How to make a lentil soup that is like a cure for all diseases and also one of the hearty recipes to be delicious? One of the four types of the lentil family in the legume family impresses with the advantages of lentils. In our country you can prepare a delicious soup with lentils, which are mainly grown in Southeastern Anatolia, Central Anatolia, Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa. Red lentil or Green lentil soup, which also strengthens the blood and has iron-forming properties, should definitely be given to your children.


  • 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1 dry onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 piece carrot (roughly chopped)
  • 1 pc potatoes (large, large chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1.5 cups of red or green lentils
  • 6 glasses of hot water (prepared with 1 meat water tablet)
  • 3 tablespoons of liquid oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 sweet spoonful of red powder pepper


Put 3 tablespoons of oil in a deep saucepan. Fry 1 large chopped large onion with oil. Add 1 tablespoon of flour to the roasted onions and continue roasting until the smell develops.
Cut the carrots and potatoes into large pieces and keep stirring. After washing with salt, pepper and plenty of water, add 1.5 cups of lentils and drain well. Put 6 cups of water in the pot. Then close the lid, cook for 40 minutes and stir occasionally until the potatoes and carrots are tender. Soup after cooking to get a smooth consistency; pass through the hand blender. Remove from the stove after another 5 minutes.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan. Add 1 teaspoon of paprika powder, heat the oil for 2 minutes and then remove from the heat. Put the soup in a bowl and serve with the oil. Recipe suggestion for lentil soup, Lentil soup in butter, mint, chili peppers and so on. You can serve with crispy bread slices, which you can season with roast spices.