Foodie Tuesday – Turkish Lentil Soup

turkish lentil soup

Bespoke Catering is located on Northwood Road, Northwood across the road from Porter’s Liquor. Bespoke is “a confident and experienced food venture that offers flexible dining for a wide variety of events and functions”.

The team at Bespoke shared a wintery recipe with us, for Turkish Lentil Soup.

Turkish Lentil Soup

Ingredients: (Makes 2.5 litres)

• 1 cup of red lentils, washed and drained
• 1 carrot, peeled and diced
• 1 desire potato, peeled and diced
• 7 cups water
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1/2 yellow onion, finely shredded
• 2 tablespoon tomato paste
• 1/2 teaspoon paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
• 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed by hand
• Salt to taste
• 1 tablespoon butter (for garnish)
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper mixed with olive oil (for garnish)
• 4 lemon wedges (for serving)

1.In a soup pot, combine the lentils, carrot, potato, 4 cups of the water. Bring
it to a boil, lower the heat, and cover the pan. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes
until the lentil and vegetables become tender.

2. Add it to a blender in batches and set aside in a big bowl.

3. Meanwhile, in a thick bottom pot, over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon
olive oil. Add onion pieces and cook covered for 7 to 8 minutes or until it
becomes soft.

4. Add tomato paste, paprika, black pepper, and mint. Cook for 3 to 4
minutes, or until fully cooked through.

5. Add lentil and potato mixture with 3 cups of warm water. Cook for 8 to 10
minutes over medium-low heat by stirring continuously. Set it aside in a soup

6. Meanwhile, in a non-stick pan, over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon
butter. Add cayenne pepper and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it bubbles.
Tip it to the soup with a spoon on the serving bowl.

Serve hot with lemon optional cayenne oil and dried mint.

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Bespoke Catering
Address: 1/16 Northwood Road, Northwood NSW 2066
Phone: 0429 043 538
Facebook: Bespoke Catering

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