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Green Lentil Pilaki

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Green Lentil Pilaki (Yeşil Mercimek Pilaki)

Green lentil2 cup340 gr
Water5 cup1 kg
Onion2 medium size120 gr
Garlic2 clove6 gr
Carrot2 small size120 gr
Potato1 large size140 gr
Tomato paste1 tablespoon10 gr
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Olive Oil8 tablespoon80 gr
Mint1 tablespoon1.3 gr
Lemon1 medium size50 gr


Instructions: Soak lentils overnight with 2 cups of water. Cook with 1 cup of water in a pressure saucepan for 25 minutes. Set aside. Reserve liquid. Saute chopped onion in oil for 2-3 minutes in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste; mix well. Season with salt. Stir in lentils with reserved liquid, pared and cubed carrots and potato curshed garlic, mixing thoroughly. Add 1 cup of hot water. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with crushed mint. Serve cold with lemon wedges.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy310 cal
Protein14,9 g
Fat10,7 g
Carbohydrates40,8 g
Calcium62 mg
Iron4,48 mg
Phosphorus238 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium778 mg
Vitamin A1934 iu
Thiamine0,22 mg
Riboflavin0,13 mg
Niacin1,55 mg
Vitamin C4 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

The recipe comes from Nevşehir province. lt is served cold with lemon as a second dish after a cereal-yogurt soup and/or köfte dishes. Sometimes served warm.