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Mahluta Soup – A Delicious Red Lentil and Bulgur Soup

Mahluta soup is one of my favorite soups. When I was only three or four years old, when my mother asked what would you like to eat for the evening, I would answer it as mahluta soup. Of course, we can think that my fondness for Mahluta soup stems from my love for soup and my love for red lentils.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cup of red lentils
  • 1 tablespoon of bulgur
  • 1 tablespoon of rice
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 glasses of water

For The Liaison:

  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the Sour Sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin


  • Thoroughly wash the lentils, bulgur, and rice in a strainer, strain, and put in the pressure cooker. Grate carrots and chop onions.
  • Add the salt, add the water, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Whisk the liaison ingredients in a bowl. Carefully open your pressure cooker and blend it with the blender to remain lightly grained.
  • With a ladle, take some of the soup, put it on the liaison ingredients several times, and whisk and add this mixture to the soup and mix well.
  • Optionally, you can boil a little on the stove.
  • For the sour sauce, put tomato paste and oil in a small saucepan and heat.
  • Add pomegranate syrup and spices and mix.
  • Add your sour sauce to your soup and mix it well.