Red lentil soup with carrot, leek, celery and spinach

December 8th, 2011 § 0

  • 1/2 cup red lentil
  • 1/2 leek
  • 1 onion (cut in slices)
  • 2 root spinach
  • 1 celery leave
  • white cheese
  • red pepper flakes
  • curry powder
  • salt

Put lentil, leek, onion, spinach, celery leave into the pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water. Cook for 15-20 minutes.

Then blend the mixture with a food processor until smooth.

Place the blended lentil-vegetable mixture into a pot and boil by stirring time to time. 

Sprinkle red pepper flakes, curry powder and salt.

Garnish with white cheese and croutons before serving hot.

Horse bean pie

May 17th, 2010 § 1

Horse bean pie

Being one of the oldest flavours of Aegean eating diet,  the horse bean was grown by our ancasters also by the old Greeks and Romans. They were used to make bread or cake with the beans.

Just to refresh our minds, here is a pie with horse bean, among our forgotten treasures.

  • 300 gr fresh shelled horse beans
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 fresh leek (minced)
  • 1 T. hazelnut oil
  • 1 t soda
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white hard cheese (grated)
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 T bread crumbs
  • 1 t. sugar
  • salt, pepper flakes
  • chopped dill
  • sesame seeds
  • 50 gr. kaşar cheese (??????) (grated)
  • Wash the horse beans and take the beans out. These days the horse beans are mature enough to be shelled.

    Saute the chopped onion with hazelnut oil in the pressure cooker. Place the shelled horse beans,1/2 cup water, sugar and salt. Cook 20 minutes until tender. Put boiled horse beans in a food processor, add lemon juice and mix until smooth.

    Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add white cheese, bread crumble, flour, soda, pepper, chopped dill and leek.  Mix until the consistency is like a bit batter.

    Put the mixture into a greased fluted pie tin. Sprinkle sesame seeds and grated kaşar cheese on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 18o°C until done for 45 minutes.

    Horse bean pie

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