© Petrina Tinslay
Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
45 MIN
Yield
Serves : 8

Known as shorbet ads, this vividly hued lentil soup is very popular in Egypt.   More Vegetarian Soup Recipes  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 5 minutes. Add the cumin, coriander and chile powder and cook until fragrant, 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook just until softened, 2 minutes. Add the lentils and 8 cups of water and season with salt. Simmer over moderately low heat until the lentils are very soft, 30 minutes.

Step 2    

Working in batches, puree the soup. Season with salt and serve with yogurt, lemon wedges and warm pita.

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