Almost Turkish Recipes

Red Lentil and Wheat Berry Soup (Kırmızı Mercimekli ve Buğdaylı Çorba)

1/2 cup wheat berries
1 cup red lentils
6 cups of beef or vegetable stock/broth
a pinch of saffron
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried mint flakes
1 tsp red pepper flakes

-Boil wheat berries with 4 cups of water until soft. Rinse excessive water.
-In a pot boil 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock. Add first saffron threads, boil for a minute and then add wheat berries and red lentils. Cook for 20-25 minutes until lentils are cooked.
-Heat oil in a pan. Add mint and pepper flakes. Let it sizzle for a bit.
-Pour oil mix either into the pot or into every soup bowl on top of soup.


  1. I like the color of the soup and the decoration on top. I also love lentils, especially in soups.

  2. Anonymous2:52 AM

    This soup looks so amazing, almost gentle. I am not sure where I would find wheat berry, though.

  3. That looks stunning. What an amazing colour. Yum :)

    Don't think I could get hold of wheat berry though, what could I use instead?