Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Egyptian Lentil Soup

A yummy soup that uses my favorite lentil. We call it in egypt " Shorbat Ads" ✿◕‿◕✿.


5 cups vegetable broth or 5 cups water
1 cup dried red lentils
2 cups chopped onions
8 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro(optional)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper


Add the first 5 ingredients to a large pot; cover and bring to a boil.

Lower the heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

Take pot from stove burner and set aside.

In a small saucepan, add the oil; warm over low heat until the oil is hot but not smoking.

Add in the cumin, turmeric, and salt; cook and stir constantly for for 2-3 minutes or until the cumin has released its fragrance (be careful not to scorch the spices).

Set spice mixture aside for 1 minute to cool.

Stir spice mixture into the lentil mixture; add cilantro, stir to combine.

You can puree the soup, in batches, in a blender OR you can use an immersion blender and blend to desired texture (I like to leave it a little chunky).

Add in lemon juice; stir to combine.

Rewarm soup in soup pot; season if needed with salt/pepper.

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