Gift of the Winters: Middle Eastern Lentil Soups (Shorabet Adas)

BENOI NAIR|December 25, 2023

Get ready for a lentil fiesta straight from the heart of Middle Eastern magic! We’re about to transform those humble orange lentils into a soup that’ll make your taste buds do the cha-cha. So, put on your apron and let’s salsa into the kitchen!

The ingredients are easy to get from any hypermarket in Dubai.

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 cup of orange lentils
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Olive oil 
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tspn sumac
  • Fried Arabic bread croutons

Instructions:

  1. Rinse those lentils and let them soak for 30 minutes—time for them to limber up before hitting the dance floor.
  1. In a pot as big as your excitement, heat up some olive oil. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and let them sizzle until softened. Cue the aromatic overture!
  1. Sprinkle in the cumin, then add the lentils. Time for them to join the flavor symphony! Mix it up.
  1. Pour in the water and crank up the heat until it’s boiling.
  1. Reduce the heat, and let the soup simmer for 25-30 minutes. This is where the magic happens—let those lentils show off their moves until they’re tender and irresistible.
  1. Season with salt and pepper—your chance to be the judge of this savory dance-off.
  1. Stir in the lemon juice for that zesty twirl, top it with sumac for the grand finale, and sprinkle those fried Arabic bread croutons like confetti. Voila!

Now, grab a partner, serve it hot, and enjoy the flavor fiesta with your loved ones. Shop from the comfort of your home, click here!

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