Latifa’s turnip soup

After the final installment in the CBC Radio Here&Now comfort food series, I didn’t post Latifa’s Afghan turnip soup recipe. Well, the delay has caused chaos. In case you are one of the many looking to make this soup, here’s the recipe, in Latifa’s own words. Apologies for making you wait!

Turnip Soup


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small carrots, thinly sliced
2 Medium size turnips cubed
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric


1. Heat olive oil in a medium size cooking pot. Add onion and garlic, ginger, turmeric and sauté 4 minutes. Add turnips, carrots, salt and chili powder, sauté 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
2. Add 2 cups of water, Cover and Cook for 3 minutes.
3. Serve soup hot with a garnish snipped fresh cilantro