Monday, 26 February 2024
A Konya Classic: Tandoor Soup

A Konya Classic: Tandoor Soup

Tandoor Soup is a nutritious and filling soup made with grains, legumes, and meat. It is one of Konya's most famous soups. It gets its name from being cooked in a tandoor.

Tandoor Soup is a traditional Turkish soup that is typically cooked in a tandoor, a type of clay oven. However, it is now more commonly cooked on the stove or in the oven.


  • 1 cup of green lentils

  • 1 cup of chickpeas

  • 1 cup of dried beans

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 2 tablespoons roasted minced meat                    

  • 2 onions

  • 1 cup of fine bulgur

  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste

  • 8 cups of broth                        

  • 1 dessertspoon of red pepper

  • 1 dessertspoon of black pepper                        

  • 1 dessertspoon of salt


  • Soak lentils, chickpeas and beans in the water overnight. In the casserole, fry the onion with oil until it turns yellow. Add the bulgur, then the tomato paste and stir. 

  • Add lentils, chickpeas, beans and broth.

  • Then add the peppers and keep the lid closed until it boils and cook over low heat.

  • Cook for about an hour until beans and chickpeas are tender. After adding the salt, cook for another ten minutes and take it off the stove. 

  • Let rest for 15/20 minutes and serve.