Shorbat Adas - Jordanian Lentil Soup

We are now flying to Jordan from Indonesia in our 30 day Culinary journey across the globe,where we are going to sample dishes from 26 countries across the globe. Initially I wanted to try some Japanese cuisine but later settled down for Jordan.

Here is something interesting ....
 Coming to the cuisine...
Some of the notable dishes are
Today, I have this simple meal from the Jordanian Cuisine - Shorbat Adas - Lentil soup, Farmer's  salad, Unleavened flat breads and Buttermilk



Let us talk about this soup... Though this soup is seen in many parts of the Middle East, it is very popular in Jordan and Palestine.Red lentils are usually used and vegetables like carrots can be added to the soup. It is usually served with Pita bread.

I used:
Adapted from here

 Red lentils - 1/4 cup [ I used unhusked whole red lentils]
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Onion-1, sliced
Garlic-2 cloves, finely chopped
Vegetable stock-2 cups + more if needed
Red chili powder- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 teaspoon
Fried shallots for topping

Wash the lentil and pressure cook it with 1 cup water till soft.While it is still hot, mash it a ladle.


Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When it crackles, add the onion and garlic and cook till onion is soft. Add the cooked lentil, vegetable stock / water, red chili powder, salt and bring to boil. Cook for a few minutes and remove from heat.


Serve garnished with mint/ spring onions/coriander leaves and fried shallots.


I also made this Farmer's  salad. Be sure to check out this simple salad.



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