Authentic Turkish Lentil Soup

Authentic Turkish Lentil Soup Recipe by Alemre
Our homemade Turkish Red Lentil Soup Recipe with a rich, comforting texture and a satisfying depth of flavour.

 Lentil Soup Recipe by Alemré

A perfect choice for a chilly evening, a cozy night in with friends, or a quick and easy lunchtime pick-me-up. So why not try it today and discover the irresistible appeal of lentil soup for yourself!


Skill Level: Easy

Time: 10 mins prep, cooked for 15-20 mins

Serves: 4 – 6 people


  • 1kg Red Lentils
  • 4 litres of water
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Carrots (Diced)
  • 2 Potatoes (Skinned & Diced)
  • Pepper Paste Mild (1 Chef’s Spoon)
  • Tomato Paste (1 Chef’s Spoon)
  • Garlic (1 Spoon)
  • Dry Mint (10 grams)
  • Vegeta Stock (1 Teaspoon)
  • Chilli Flakes (1/2 Tablespoon)
  • 70ml Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Turkish Bread (optional)


  1. Peel the onions, carrots & potatoes and dice into 1cm cubes.
  2. In a medium-sized, heavy-based pot, add 70ml olive oil and sauté the diced vegetables until starting to soften (10 mins).
  3. Next add the dried red lentils, pepper paste, tomato paste, minced garlic, dried mint and chilli flakes and stir until combined.
  4. Add the water & vegetable stock and bring to a simmer.
  5. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until lentils & vegetables are soft
  6. Remove from heat and process in a blender until fine, season now with salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Pour into large bowls and serve with toasted Turkish bread fingers.

We hope you enjoyed this Turkish Lentil Soup Recipe by Alemré.

Enjoy this Lentil Soup at our Turkish Restaurant in Hawthorne, Brisbane.
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