Fakes~~Greek Lentil Soup

Fakes is full of nutrients, simple, traditional Greek one pot meal / soup. With very few ingredients you can turn this soup into a filling meal. Drizzling very little Olive oil before serving gives a nice flavor to the soup.This is one of the most popular dish made specially during winters in Greece. Lentils are a great source of protein. Fakes soup is high in protein, vitamins, iron and fiber. My kids who are very picky eaters loved this dish. Why not try with your family too? 

Here goes the recipe for day 2, week 3 under the theme " Flavors of Greece".


Brown Lentils / Whole Masoor dal  2 cups
Tomato paste 2 spoons
Onion 1 small chopped
Carrots chopped 1 cup
Bay leaves 2
Oregano 1/4 spoon
Minced Garlic 1 spoon
Ground black pepper 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Olive oil 2 spoons
Water 4 cups


In a deep sauce pan add oil, add crushed garlic and chopped onion.
Saute for a minute and add lentils, 
Add chopped carrots, bay leaf,  Oregano, pepper , tomato paste and salt to taste.
Mix well and add 4 cups water.
Cook on high flame for 10 minutes.
Now reduce the flame, cover and cook for another 30 minutes.
Or until lentils are completely cooked.
Add 1 more spoon of olive oil before serving.
Serve hot.

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Gayathri Kumar said...

I am in love with all the Greek style soups I am reading this week. This one looks so good. Perfect for a filling meal..

Rafeeda AR said...

Such a flavorful soup! Looks so soothing...

vaishali sabnani said...

The soup sounds like a real healthy and perfect winter meal , just need a toast to complete the meal .

Sandhiya said...

Greek cuisine have such a wonderful collection of soup right? Healthy and delicious soup.

Priya Suresh said...

Greek soups are fabulous na, lovely satisfying nutritious soup.

Srivalli said...

Sounds like a filling soup, don't remember reading this recipe, must look it up again!

Sharmila kingsly said...

Delicious Protein packed Soup!!