Monday, January 30, 2012

Faki - Greek Lentil Soup

I guess everyone can make a lentil soup and there is nothing extraordinary in the greek way of cooking lentils. I just want to present the method that we cook it and I ve learnt it from my mother and my grandmother.

Ingredients (for 2-3 portions)
250 gr. lentils 
1/4 cup olive oil and little more
1 onion finely chopped
1-2 carotts cut into cubes or rounds
2-3 bay leaves
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground red sweet pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp tomato sause
 
opptional: (I use these in spring or summer when I can find fresh home growed tomatoes and peppers)
1 tomato grated
1 green pepper chopped
1 red pepper chopped
How to Make
Put lentils in a pot with boiling water and let them boil for 2-3 minutes. Wash out the lentils. 
In a pot pour a little olive oil and let it get a little hot. Continue with the chopped onion until softens and then put in the lentils. Stirr well for a while and add carrots, peppers and tomatoes (optional), tomato sause, bay leaves and all spices except salt. 
Add water to cover everything and let them boil for about half hour, until the lentils are cooked. Check the pot every now and them to see if it need more boiling water.When ready, add salt and slowly  the 1/4 cup of olive oil while stirring constantly.
Find it in Greek here.
 

71 comments:

  1. I have never tried lentil soup before! Your recipe passed down from you mother and grandmother is a treasure indeed! Thanks for sharing this lovely soup! Have a nice day!

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    1. Its a common recipe here in Greece.. thank you so much!

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  2. I love Greek food and I'm so glad I came across your site last week! This lentils soup looks so healthy!

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  3. Haven't tried lentils yet but this dish looks delicious !

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    1. Hope you try this and love it! Its also a healthy dish for winter days!

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  4. That what I need right now some good soup,I love lentil soup but i never make my self,so i will mark this recipe and make it sometime,thanks for sharing :)
    Ridwan

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    1. Thank you! Hope u try this, its easy!!!

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  5. I have been looking for a good recipe to make Lentil soup and here it is; looks so good.
    Rita

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  6. Sounds filling and comforting! Nice recipe :)

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  7. I love Faki Soupa!!! It is comfort food for me and yours look so delicious. I have a craving now and I am going to make some.

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    1. Angela, r u greek? Or u just use greek recipes? Thank you for your comments!

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  8. Lovely and comforting.We make a very similar lentil soup as well.Btw I've got a surprise for you ;)Check out my new post and email me ;)

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  9. Oh, I love lentil soup and will have to try your version. I love the idea of your summer add ins...wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! Hope u love this version too!

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  10. Comfort lentil soup great for this winter. Happy 2 follow u.

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  11. ooo very pretty! and very healthy too i'm sure, great for january! :)

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  12. Hey lovely.....yummy and delicious one!!!

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  13. A lovely and flavorful lentil soup - would be so cozy to sit down with a bowl of this and enjoy the chill outside:)Would love to have this as an addition to my event on lentils - its called 'Love for Lentils'. Do check out for yourself at this link - http://witwokandwisdom.blogspot.com/2012/01/announcing-my-first-event-this-year.html and link up if you wish to!Lovely recipe!

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    1. Thank you! I ve just joined your event! Great ideas on lentils!

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  14. new to me...this is soo mouthwatering!

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    1. Hope you try this sometime and like it! Its easy!

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  15. I love the simplicity of this recipe! It must taste amazing, lentils are just great stuff!

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    1. Thank you! u r right, its easy but so good for u!

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  16. We just had lentil soup today with and Indian bread called "Roti Canai". Your lentil soup looks much darker than what we had. Looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you! Maybe its the kind of lentils we use...

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  17. Yum what a healthy soup. I love all the ingredients and Lentils. Looking forward to trying this.

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    1. Thank u! Hope you do try this and love it!

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  18. Hey, thank you so much for your comment, its nice to meet you! Have to run now, but I be back soon to peek around little bit more. The soup looks delicious, maybe its not most appealing in color (who as a child liked lentils?) but now few years on you got to love it. Its slightly different for what I am use to (I usually start the soup from the chicken-bone soup or some bacon), but still might try your version for a change because of the different ingredients I would use. Uh, you made me want lentil soup, I didn't have it for so long! I do hope that you're doing well and wishing you all the best!

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    1. Thank u for all your comments! Its so true what u say about the color! I didnt like it when I was a child but I really like it now! Hope u try this sometime!

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  19. Love the simple way you made it, and it looks delecious, I like the idea of keeping the lentils in tact. Just a question, is greek pepper a special type?
    Lovely blog! grtz eric

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments. Hope u try this version sometime and like it!
      I dont think there is a special type of greek pepper, its just an error - I meant green pepper (I ve corrected this now!). Thanks for noticing!

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    2. Thanks for your reply...funny I thought I'd learned about a new sort of pepper...hihi...just one letter...!

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  20. We also make similar way of soup..so refreshing and yum to taste.

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  21. yummy and simple and most importantly its healthy.

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  22. Your soup looks yummy!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  23. It's a comforting dish but it's also healthy. My husband will love this one. Thanks for posting it.

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  24. I have to agree with you that anyone can make lentil soup but each one of our recipe varies and yours is similarly the same. Its flavorful and lovely combo of the oregano and red sweet pepper which I normally don't add in. Very nice and will be a good change for me to try out your version.

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  25. The food looks delish and really healthy as well
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  26. I love your version of this delicious, healthy, hearty and satisfying lentil soup. I have made it the Greek style before, by yours is far more delicious looking and sounding. Love the recipe!
    Thanks for sharing:DDD

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    1. Thank u so much! Hope u try this version sometime too!

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  27. Thank you for visiting my blog. I must say you have excellent recipes. I love mediterrenean cooking. One of the healthiest in the world and greek cuisine is just so good! I eat lentils every week but never made a soup like this before. I will definetely try it. Will follow you very happily from now on. Nice to meet new friends!

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  28. A very wholesome and flavoursome soup. Next time I will try it your way.

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  29. I love lentil soup- it's so hearty and good for you too! Sometimes I add a little sausage in mine too.

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    1. I ve seen lentil soup with sausage before but I ve never tried it! I will!

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  30. i read that lentil is very good grain for us..hope i can try that out one day!

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  31. What a wonderful lentil soup, so many good flavors! Thanks for visiting & for your lovely comment. Sorry, it took me some time to get back to you. I'm now following you :)

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  32. I love making faki, its so healthy & perfect in winter. Don't mind if I comment on all of your delicious recipes haha :D

    ~φιλάκια

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  33. I love soups and lentil.....looks delicious!

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