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

Food & Wine
February 2012

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Credit: © Petrina Tinslay

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active:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

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