Bulgarian Lentil Soup

Recipe by MariaBright

This is a fast, delicious, nutritious recipe for lentils. You can have it plain or spicy and hot, you can add veggies or just do with the lentils.

Top Review by Raumltsel Feinschme

Very tasty, 2 cups of lentils makes enough to feed an army though- if its just you and husband/wife, you may want to cut the recipe in half. I used 1/2 paprika and 1/2 Hungarian hot paprika to give some added punch to the recipe. Other than that, it was delicious, easy, and will be on my menu again! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place lentils in a pot with ample water, a dash of oil and boil.
  2. Chop carrots and onions and place in the pot.
  3. Chop tomatoes and capsicum and place in the pot approx 15 min after you put the carrots.
  4. Add spices and peeled garlic cloves except fenugreek and garden herbs.
  5. Let cook slowly until the lentils are cooked.
  6. Sprinkle garden herbs and fenugreek, turn off burner and cover with a lid.
  7. Salt to taste.
  8. Serve with sour cream/yoghurt.
  9. Optional:.
  10. You can also chillify it a bit either by adding green chillies or a tsp of chilli powder.
  11. For a thicker consistency you can dissolve a tbsp of flour with the soup in a bowl and slowly add 5 min before cooking is finished.

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