Sunday, 2 June 2013

Shoorbat al adas (lentil soup)

This is perfect for the coming days of the blessed month of Ramadan, a nutritious tasty soup, which is so easy to make!

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 6 people
  • Prep time and cooking time: 30-45mins
What you will need:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
300g green lentils, boiled in water until cooked
1 tbsp rice
1-2 cups water
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp cumin
Optional: lemon juice when serving

How to make:

1) Heat the oils in a pot, then add the onions and cook over medium heat

2) In the meantime, place the cooked lentils, with the water you cooked them in, into a food processor, and whiz until smooth

3) Place the lentils into the pot with the cooked onions, and mix well. Add the rice, water, salt and cumin and mix well
4) You need to keep tasting to ensure seasoning is spot on, so if more salt or cumin is needed, keep adding more till just right. Also the water needs to be adjusted depending on how thick/runny your soup is. Keep the soup on the heat until the rice cooks (10-15 mins)

To maximise the flavour of this soup, place some lemon juice on the table to allow each person to drizzle lemon juice over their soup. Enjoy :)


  1. yummmmmmm.. :D dangerously tasty

  2. the gallery of food recipes makes me wanna cry :P i have the dream of being a good cook for pleasure only.. and this makes you a big inspiration for me !!!! :'( اللهم لا عيش إلا عيش الآخرة :D

    1. Oh jazakAllah khair :D i dream of being a good cook too - i am still learning. So i am sure you are better than me at cooking :) this soup is indeed dangerously delicious