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Turkish Green Lentil Dish

This is a very easy and delicious stew that incorporates green lentil, orzo and cumin. Orzo is optional but it enhances taste of green lentils. It is one of the popular dishes at Turkish homes because it is very quick to do if you have soaked lentils a night before. We eat it as a main dish with other dishes like root celery salad. It is a protein dish without any need for meat. You can use chicken, meat or vegetable stock when you cook it. Or you can just use plain water and you will still have a delicious and nutritious dish. With plain water or vegetable stock this dish becomes a simple vegan dish.

Ezo Bride Red Lentil Soup Recipe-Ezogelin Corbasi

A classical Anatolian Turkish soup that is made with Lentil and Bulgur. This soup has been called Ezo bride soup. According to the story this soup was created by woman called Ezo. Some stories say that she created this soup after she had to eat blunt food in a hospital but there are more romantic stories where they say she had to leave her husband that she loved so much and had to marry somebody else and had to go to live in another town where she was very homesick. In all these stories she is the one who created this soup. It seems that she was also poor but she proved that we can create a very delicious meal out of very cheap ingredients. There are different versions of this soup but I found this version to be most delicious. If you are vegetarian you can use vegetable broth or plain water . If you are not vegetarian you can use bone broth or chicken broth. I first wash red lentils very good. You …

Turkish Lentil Patties (Meatballs)-Mercimekli Kofte

This is a dish that is popular at homes when housewives get together during the day. I used to eat these patties at least once each week after I came back from school. Sometimes it was my mom’s but sometimes it was neighbor’s meatballs. The bulgur we use here is very fine, you might find this type of bulgur in Middle Eastern or Turkish groceries. Red bell pepper paste can also be found in Middle eastern groceries. We serve it with lettuce and lemon. Before eating you can squeeze lemon on lentil patties and wrap it with lettuce. Parsley and spring onions are the basis of these meatballs but optionally you can also add cilantro and basil.