This is the oldest Turkish soup made of red lentils, carrots, potatoes and onions. It is usually eaten with bread and a squeeze of lemon juice on the top for added flavour. Locals also put a spoonful of red pepper and/or chicken stock for extra flavour as well. This scrumptious soup is a breakfast speciality and the most popular soup all over the country. It is healthy and filling and includes a good protein substitute for vegetarians and an amazing source of iron for those who are suffering from anaemia.