Fork Food Soup / Çatal Aşı Çorbası

Fork food soupFork Food Soup / Çatal Aşı Çorbası is a soup which has bulghur and green lentils as basic ingredients. The name of the soup means fork food indicating that it is a very thick soup. It is from the city of Corum. Corum is a very ancient city. There are many findings that the city has been around since 2300 B.C. There are monuments to see from Romans, Byzantine and Ottomans.

If we get back to the recipe I must say that it is a good option for cold days. It quickly heats you up. A good amount of dry mint flakes and red pepper flakes in it.

It is pretty easy to prepare. You do not need to soak the green lentils the night before. I suggest you do soak the wheat berries though. Although this is not a must, it does reduce the cooking time, the next day.

Boiled LentilsA strong, healthy, nutritious soup. Enjoy.

Fork Food Soup / Çatal Aşı Çorbası
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This is a recipe that is from the 5 thousand year old city of Corum, Turkey. Healthy, low cost.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Fork Food Soup / Çatal Aşı Çorbası
Print Recipe
This is a recipe that is from the 5 thousand year old city of Corum, Turkey. Healthy, low cost.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash the lentils in a colander. Take out and discard any rocks or similar. Put the lentils in a pot and add cold water on top. Bring water to boil over high heat. As soon as the water comes to boil. Discard the water, add new water and boil again. As soon as the water boils again, reduce the heat, just enough to make the boiling continue. Do not cover lid.
  2. First wash and then soak the wheat berries overnight to shorten the cooking time. On the day boil the wheat berries, in a separate adding more water.
  3. If any unpleasent bubbles come up-while boiling both, take out and discard. Cook until both the lentils and the wheat berries are edible. Should take around 15-20 minutes each. Taste one of each to understand.
  4. Meanwhile in a small pot add the butter and the grated onion. Saute the onions until they are soft and pinkish.
  5. Take out the seeds of the peppers and chop them really small and add to the onions. Saute until they soften.
  6. Add the tomato paste to the onions and saute for a minute.
  7. Then add the dry mint, red pepper flakes, ground black pepper. Mix for an additional minute and close the heat.
  8. Add the onion mixture to the soup.
  9. Add also meat bullions and salt to taste. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  10. This soup is supposed to be thick, but will become thicker when it waits, add hot water if necessary.
  11. Serve hot, offer lemon slices next to it.
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