Winter is coming... Nothing is better than a small bowl of homemade soup for cold winter days.
Turkish cuisine has a wide variety of soups. We start our dinners with them as a starter.
- 3 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp of all purpose flour
- 2 large tomatoes ( peeled and grated )
- 2 tbsp of tomato paste
- 1/2 tbsp of red pepper paste (optional )
- 5 cups of boiling water
- a pinch of ground thyme
- a pinch of black pepper
Take vegetable oil and flour in a medium pot. Turn the heat to medium. Stirring constantly with a whisk , cook it just until the flour has lost its raw smell. Turn the heat down to low. Add tomato paste, pepper paste, thyme, black pepper, and grated tomatoes into the pot. Stir until it is smooth. Than add boiling water slowly and stir continuously. Cook until it reaches thick consistency.Add salt. When you serve the soup, sprinkle some grated mozzarella cheese on top.