Turkish Lentil Soup

Another great recipe…….

~From One World Vegetarian Cookbook; a great cookbook! Great recipes. Great photos. All printed a beautiful paper stock.

Rich. Filling. Inexpensive. Easy to make.


1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups red lentils
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
3 cups water
1 bouillon/stock cube
salt and pepper


1. Cook the onion in a little oil in a large pan/pot until soft but not brown.
2. Add the garlic, lentils, tomato paste, cumin and chili. Stir to mix.
3. Dissolve the bouillon in water and add this to the pan. Stir well. (I used 3 1/2 cups of my own stock)
4. Simmer the soup until the lentils are fluffy.

Top with cilantro.

Serves 4.