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Lentil Soup | Saray Restaurant San Diego

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Red lentil, flour, butter, house spice

Lentil soup refers to a variety of vegetarian and meat soups made with lentils. The soup may consist of green, brown, red, yellow or black lentils, with or without the husk. Dehulled yellow and red lentils disintegrate in cooking, making a thick soup.

History and literature

Lentils were unearthed in the Paleolithic and Mesolithic layers of Franchthi Cave in Greece (9,500 to 13,000 years ago), in the end-Mesolithic  at Mureybet and Tell Abu Hureyra in Syria, and sites dating to 8000 BC in the area of Jericho. The ancient Greeks were lovers of lentil soup, as attested to by a comment by Aristophanes:
“You, who dare insult lentil soup, sweetest of delicacies.” Lentil soup is mentioned in the Bible: In Genesis 25:30-34, Esau is prepared to give up his birthright for a pot of fragrant red lentil soup (a “mess of pottage” in some versions) being cooked by his brother, Jacob. In Jewish tradition, lentil soup has been served at times of mourning, the roundness of the lentil representative of a complete cycle of life.
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Varieties

Lentil soup may include vegetables such s carrots, potatoes, celery, parsley, tomato, and onion. Common flavorings are garlic, bay leaf, cumin, olive oil,and vinegar.
It is sometimes garnished with croutons or chopped herbs or butter, olive oil ,cream or yogurt. Indian lentil soup contains a variety of aromatic spices. In the Middle East,the addition of lemon juice gives a pungent tang and cuts the heaviness of the dish. In Egypt, the soup is commonly puréed before serving, and is traditionally consumed in the winter. 
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Nutrition

Lentil soup is recognized as highly nutritious,a good source of  protein,  dietary fiber,  iron  and  potassium.  Hippocrates prescribed lentils for patients with liver ailments. 

 

 

In the United States, Lentil-Soup is becoming more popular, especially in cities withmideastern  immigrant communities, such as New York, Chicago, Detroit, Omaha, Seattle, San Diego, and Los Angeles. In contrast, gyros, Considered Greek food, are popular across the U.S., and frequently are found as street carts or mobile stands as fair food as well as at Greek-and Italian-style pizza and sandwich shops like Saray Restaurant that have all of Turkish food like aTurkish Restaurant in San Diego.

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Saray Restaurant has been serving great and delicious dishes since 2013. We always make sure we serve our customers with warm hospitality in a casual environment. Whether you want to stop by for a quick lunch or have dinner with some friends, we can help you.

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