Friday, September 5, 2014

Shorba Adas/Egyptian Lentil Soup ~~ Egyptian Cuisine

Egyptian cuisine cuisine makes heavy use of legumes and vegetables, since Egypt's rich Nile valley and delta produce large quantities of these crops in high quality.Bread made from a simple recipe forms the backbone of Egyptian cuisine. It is consumed at almost all Egyptian meals; a working-class or rural Egyptian meal might consist of little more than bread and beans.The local bread is a form of hearty, thick, glutenous pita bread called Eish Masri. Egyptian cuisine is notably conducive to vegetarian diets, as it relies heavily on vegetable dishes. Although food in Alexandria and on the Egyptian coast tends to use a great deal of fish and other seafood, for the most part Egyptian cuisine is based on foods that grow out of the ground. Meat has been very expensive for most Egyptians throughout history, and many vegetarian dishes have developed to work around this economic reality.Egyptian cuisine is characterized by dishes such as Ful Medames, mashed fava beans; Koshari, a mixture of lentils, rice, pasta, and other ingredients; 'Molokheyya, a green plant chopped and cooked with garlic and coriander sauce; and Fetir Meshaltet. Egyptian cuisine shares similarities with food of the Eastern Mediterranean region, such as rice-stuffed vegetables, grape leaves, Shawerma, Kebab, Falafel, Baba Ghannoug, and baklava.Some consider Koshari - a mixture of rice, lentils, and macaroni - to be the national dish. Ful Medames is also one of the most popular dishes. Fava bean is also used in making falafel (also known as ta`meyya), which originated in Egypt and spread to other parts of the Middle East.

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Egypt, this country which i seriously want to visit atleast once in my life,since visiting Egypt may take sometime but cooking this Egyptian Lentil soup takes very less time than travelling to Egypt.This lentil soup was simply prepared with red lentils aka our famous masoor dal.This soup is definitely hearty,healthy,very filling,satisfying and definitely comforting while the weather outside is chilled or rainy. We had this soup for our dinner few weeks back and we loved it very much. The constitency of this soup will be bit thick which makes a filling soup, one can have a bowl of this soup for their dinner happily with a simple sandwich. If you want to give a try to this dal based soup, do it without any fail. Am sure everybody at home will definitely love to finish a bowl of this warm soup.I got this soup recipe from here.This soup is going to this month's long blogging marathon as we marathoners are supposed to blog about the Country name starts with "E".This soup is going to CWS- Masoor dal guest hosted by Mireille.

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1+1/4cups  Red lentils
1no Onion (large & diced)
5nos Garlic cloves
1no Carrot (large & chopped)
2nos Celery stem (chopped)
2nos Potatoes (chopped)
4cups Vegetable broth
2tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2tsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt

Heat a large sauce pan with oil.  Add the onion and garlic and cook until nice fragrant comes from.

Add the celery pieces and carrot pieces and cook for another 5 minutes.  Add the potatoes, lentils, and vegetable broth.

Bring to a boil, then cover the pan and simmer all the vegetables for almost an hour until they are very tender

Blend it with a hand blender.

Add the cumin powder, turmeric powder, and lemon juice.

Add enough salt and pepper powder, give a stir.

Serve the soup hot with bread slices.

33 comments:

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

A filling bowl of colorful soup. I didn't realize from the pictures that you added veggies and then got that it must have beep pureed.

Nadji K. said... Reply To This Comment

C'est effectivement une très bonne soupe. je t'en pique une assiette pleine
A bientôt

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

A very creamy bowl of dal. Lovely!

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious Lentil Soup!!!

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Soup is thick and creamy. Lovely color and flavorful.

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

love this creamy and filling soup..pass me the bowl

traditionallymodernfood said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya you introduce lot of new recipes around the world:-) looks yum

Ramya Venkateswaran said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks so creamy and fabulous

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious!! have a nice week end

Menaga sathia said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks so invitng n lovely ..

Eliza Lincy said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy soup. I need nothing more than this. Lovely!!!

Smitha Kalluraya said... Reply To This Comment

hmm . tats really healthy n filling

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delicious and creamy soup Priya..even I want to visit the place sometime!

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

I don't know anything about Egyptian cuisine, but it involves lots of legumes and vegetables, then I surely will love it. Your lentil soup looks very creamy and tasty.

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Definitely a healthy and filling soup.

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

A creamy healthy and filling soup, Priya!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

there is so much to learn from you priya...now the recipe is simple and nice and the photography amazing..you are living the title i have given you...encyclopedia for food

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a very healthy and filling soup akka

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Simple yet tasty and filling soup !

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

What a creamy and comforting lentil soup.. yumm!!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a thick and creamy texture

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The soup looks very inviting and attractive with such a beautiful colour.

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow such an tempting and filling soup or shorba , I wud love to finish it all now :) looks so inviting aks !! fantastic E from you !!

sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and lovely soup ...Yum !

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely bowl of soup. I made this for an earlier edition of BM and every one loved it. The pics looks so tempting Priya....

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

My husband is huge fan of soups.... I must try it for him... he would definitely love it... it looks so comforting and good

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

I once had this soup at a friends house. She is an Egyptian, I love the flavor of this soup...looks comforting and good Priya :)

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

G'day! love this soup Priya! Very warm and welcoming! Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

Padma Rekha said... Reply To This Comment

with a slice of bresd I can live with this soup for a day.. nice thick and yummy looking soup.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

I love this soup. I wish I can live on this soup for days.

Foodiliciousnan said... Reply To This Comment

I'm with you on wanting to visit Egypt at least once. The soup sounds quite filling and tasty

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Love the colour of this thick creamy soup. Makes a perfect dinner with some bread slices..

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks creamy & comforting. It would be a perfect one for this winter.