Lentil Soup شوربة عدس

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We are less than two months away from Ramadan! For Muslims around the world it is a month of reflexion, worshipping ALLAH, reading Quran, getting closer to ALLAH and making Dua’a, it is a time for relaxation and feeling the peace , and fasting from sunrise to sunset. Fasting in Ramadan is not just because we have to fast, it is an opportunity of our sins to be forgiven and our Dua’a to be answered,it is the time to change our life completely by turning back to ALLAH.

This year the holy month of Ramadan falls in the summer, which make fasting a tough task for Muslims, As the body loses liquids during the fast,so Muslims need to rehydrate themselves as soon as the Iftar time comes. Iftar is a word that means evening meal which coms at the sun set time, and Iftar weighs heavy on the brain with the long hours of fasting during summer:). Traditionally, the fast is broken with dates and water,followed with a bowel of soup, then the main meal. In Ramadan,the soup is one of the main courses that should be on Iftar table ; to be more specific; it considers a starter for Iftar. Starting with soup at Iftar will replenish the fluids lost in the body while fasting during the day. It also prepares your digestive system for the rest of the meal and helps maintain a healthy digestive system. In addition, soup is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which are essential for the body. Many flavors and types of soups are to be served in Ramadan but the most famous three soups that almost you can see one of them on Iftar table are , either lentil soup, vegetable soup, or Freekeh soup, which are all full of fluid, nutritions, and rich in fibers and protein . For my family, lentil soup is the favorite during Ramadan that I almost cook it daily as a starter for our Iftar.

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My recipe for lentil soup is the basic one, no addition of veggies or other legumes, it is just brings out the flavor of lentil combined with the flavor of cumin seeds spice and turmeric which give the soup the velvet rich color, adding the onion with some olive oil just add a pleasant taste to this delicious soup

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I felt that this recipe is the perfect one to start my Ramadans series of recipes that I will start to post consecutively on my blog as a way to prepare you for the avalanche of scrumptious Ramadan-y recipes to come.

to prepare this recipe just follow the steps bellow,

Ingredients:(yields for 4 )
1 ½ cups red/yellow lentil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 ½ tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp salt(or to taste)
1\2 tsp pepper 
8 cups of chicken broth (you may use beef or vegetable broth too but personally I prefer the chicken broth)
1tsp turmeric
coriander for garnish
lemon juice to taste 

Method:

Over a medium heat add the onion to the olive oil and stir them until translucent, add the lentil, turmeric and cumin and stir them together until you smell the spices aroma coming out then add the checkin broth, bring it to boil over high heat,then reduce it to medium – high and cover it for about 15 minutes add the salt to taste and the pepper and stir the soup to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot, when the lentil seems to be very soft and done, use the hand blender and try to blend the soup so you will have a very creamy soft texture soup , the soup now is ready pour it in bowls, garnish it with coriander and enjoy it with pitta bread or fried pitta chips , and for sure don’t forget to squeeze lemon on it to give it the yummy sour flavor. 

شوربة العدس من اطيب الشوربات المحببه والمفضله بالبلاد العربيه في شهر رمضان واي وقت في السنه ، بتمنى اتابعوني مع سلسله من الوصفات اللي رح انزلها خصوصا لشهر رمضان المبارك وبأذن الله اول وصفه رح تكون شوربة العدس 

لتحضير شوربة العدس 

مقادير 

١ ١/٢ كوب عدس احمر او اصفر 

بصله متوسطة لحجم مقطعه ناعم

ملعقتين كبار زيت زيتون

١ ١/٢ ملعقه صغيره كمون مطحون

ملعقه ملح صغيره او حسب الرغبه

نصف ملعقه فلفل او حسب الرغبه

٨ اكواب مرقة دجاج 

ملعقه صغيره كركم مطحون

كزبره او بقدونس للزينه 

عصير ليمون حسب الذوق للتقديم

الطريقه

على نار متوسطه نضع الزيت والبصل ونحركهم حتى ينضج البصل ويطرى بدون ان يتغير لونه للبني ، نضيف العدس والكركم والكمون ونحرك على نار هادئه حتى تبداء رائحة البهارات تطهر ثم نضيف المرقه الساخنه ونترك المزيج على نار عاليه حتى يغلي ثم نضعه على نار ما بين متوسطه وعاليه ونغطيه لحتى ينضج العدس ويطرى . بعد مرور حوالي ربع ساعه نحرك العدس ونتأكد انه لم يلتصق بقعر الطنجره ثم نعدل ملوحة  الشوربه ونضيف الفلفل ونحركه قليلا وعندما نلاحظ ان العدس اصبح طريا جدا نستعمل الهراس اليدوي ونهرس الشوربه حتى نحصل على شوربه قوامها كريمي وجميل نسكبها بصحون التقديم وتزين بالكزبره وتقدم مع عصرة ليمون وخبز البلدي 

 

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2 thoughts on “Lentil Soup شوربة عدس

    1. thank you so much Rafeeda for your visit to my blog and I am very happy that you liked the recipe and the photos … inshallah I will try my best to publish more recipes… but you know how busy is the life these days … for me as a MOM for 4 kids ,I really try hardly to have time for my blog 😦 but I will try my best inshallah thanks again 🙂

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