Out of Afghan comes a soup with Turnips – in fact turnips feature strongly throughout the Middle East around to Afghanistan. This recipe cooks the turnips with spices and leeks and serves it as a creamy soup accompanied with a paste of coriander, chillies, garlic and walnuts. Turnips when cooked are so gentle. They are definitely an under-rated vegetable here in Australia.
The coriander paste in this recipe includes vinegar, and the tang of the acid with the sweetness of the turnips is delightful.
Similar recipes include Spring Onion and Green Pea Soup, Spicy Turnips in Yoghurt, Turnips with Quince Molasses, Turnips with Mustard Greens in a Creamy Sauce, Cream of Roasted Swede Soup, and Zhug.
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This dish is a vegetarian version of a stew from Afghanistan, Quince Stew or Qorma-e-Behi. It uses lentils in place of the non-vegetarian items. It is a perfect Winter dish, fragrant from the quinces, and comforting and warming. Deeply, deeply warming.
I often use soft chard or other greens in this dish in place of the spinach, it works just as well.
Are you looking for more Quince recipes? Try Leeks with Quinces, Quince Pickle and Spiced Quinces. Check out some ways to use Quince in sweet recipes as well. Also try Channa Dal with Eggplant.
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