Lentil soup (Egyptian) recipe … طريقة عمل شوربة العدس المصري

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this Lentil soup is a staple in every Egyptian household, every Egyptian family add it's own touches and twists to it, but the basics always stay the same.
i encourage you to try it out. it is so comforting. we usually eat this dish in the winter time.

what you will need:
– 1 cup yellow lentil (washed and drained)
– 1 medium onion (cut into cubes)
– 1 medium potato (cut into cubes)
– 1 medium tomato (cut into cubes)
– 2 claws of garlic
– 1 tbs cumin
– 1 tbs salt (or to taste)
– 1/2 tbs black pepper

method:
-add all the ingredients together in a large pot and cover with water
-leave to simmer for about 15 min. or until all the veggies are well done and soft.
-use a hand blender to mix all the veggies together

– in another pan add couple of tbs of oil and saute 2 medium chopped onions until the onions becomes translucent and almost starts to brown.
– to the onions add a handful of small angel hair pasta and saute until the angel hair starts to brown.
-once the pasta is done, add this mix to the soup
– stir and add some water if you find it to be too thick to think it out.
– leave covered on low heat for about 3-5 min or until the angel hair is cooked
-serve with chopped green onions and cayenne pepper

ENJOY

49 thoughts on “Lentil soup (Egyptian) recipe … طريقة عمل شوربة العدس المصري

  1. أهم الاخبار لحظة بلحظة - اشترك مجانا ليصلك كل الجديد says:

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    1. أهم الاخبار لحظة بلحظة – اشترك مجانا ليصلك كل الجديد

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  2. I lived in Egypt for 15 years, I had friends all across the country. I have never see any Egyptian family make the lentil soup that way! Also, I have never see a hand blender in the whole country of Egypt.

    1. Simple, all they do is fry the onion in oil, add lentils and some spices and let it sit on the stove for 30 to 45 minutes.

    2. mmm. i don’t know what part of Egypt you went to. i lived in Egypt for 30 years i was born there lived there my whole life. we had a hand blender at least 18 years ago. before that my mom used to make it in the regular blender. but it was harder since you have to get several things dirty. ahh BTW i was born in Cairo, and just a general information not Egypt has different classes of people, different social standards. some might live in mansions some live in small cottage so i was lucky enough to live in a wealthy family but that does’t mean that not all Egyptians have blenders.

    3. 15 years ?!! .. it’s really impossible .. all of the Egyptian families make the lentil soup by this way

    4. I m Egyptian my entire life and confirm this is one of the most common and really delicious recipes of lentil soup used in Egypt.. and for hand blender what you are saying is just funny because the first time we had hand blender at my moms home in Cairo was nearly in 2008 ! and it wasn’t even a brand new thing black then!

  3. Hi, I haven’t tried it yet but one TABLESPOON of salt is a LOT of salt. I’m going to check other recipes to see if they suggest the same.

    1. ha ha well one alternate recipe is similar with most measurements – but the garlic was 14 cloves not 2 and the salt was 2 tablespoons!
      No wonder my Egyptian boyfriend told me “dont make soup” after my first attempt – the “secret” to success is clearly just add heaps and heaps of salt 🙂

    2. hahahah that’s funny. you know salt is relative to each person. you can always add less which is better and adjust each plate that you serve. salt dissolve easily so just make it the way you like it and give your boyfriend the saltshaker 😀

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  5. I don’t like using a blender. I just let the lentils boil for over an hour.

    1. that would work too, it all depends on preference. my husband actually likes it the way you like it so i leave some for him not blended

    1. mm…. i don’t think this is true 🙂 i’m Coptic orthodox Egyptian so i’m as Egyptian as it gets 😀

  6. do I need to soak lentil in the water for some time so it will be soft before cooking?

    1. Julberry Julberry I never soak the lentil. I just put them directly from its plastic bag. They cook and become soft very fast. No need for soaking.

    2. no, it takes max 10 min to cook it is a very easy and quick recipe i make it when i am crunched in time

  7. ما تحكيش الطاوه بالملعقة الحديد يا بتي, ما يصحش كدا يا ميمي

  8. OMG my twist was I added a piece of lamb and lots of cumin and turn up the flavour with persian curry, spinach and lots of pepper flakes!!! My son totally loves it for these cold cold Canadian winters. Thanks for sharing

    1. +Max H that sounds sooo good, but we usually eat this around the fast so ot needs to be vegetarian. We do ise lots of cumin but i might try thr Persian curry next time 😉

    2. Miriam Kitchen i do the veggie version as well but for an active teenager who loves lamb this is my go to easy meal during the week! keep the videos coming!!! ☺

    1. +Sara Emara our family loves onions 😁 one good thing about this recipe is you can adjust the amounts of any item according to your liking. I know my mother in law likes more carrots and no pasta.
      I like “t2lia” onions so i put more.
      Half of my fridge is onions and the other half is garlic 😂😂😂 typical Egyptians 😂😂😂

  9. Thanks for sharing this to us. I made it last night and my wife loved it! We love you! Coming from Manila , Philippines

    1. +Al Din PF 😍😍🤗 you made my day, so glad you enjoyed it. It is one of my all time favorite dishes. Would love to hear your feedback always. And when u try something out take a pic and post it on the Facebook page. I love seeing my fellow cooks creations

  10. A nice change to the way I was taught…I’ll definitely give it a try…thanks for sharing.

    1. +Alia Bhatti hope u try it out and enjoy it. Let mr know how it goes 😊😊

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