Arabic Lentil Soup – An Easy,healthy and delicious Middle eastern soup
Lentil soup or Chorbat- al-ads is a very popular soup in Middle east region. In India and rest of the world soups are mostly made with vegetables. In Indian Mughlai food we also have daal ka shaorba quite similar of this lentil soup.
Arabic Lentil soup is made with red masoor daal /red lentil which is quite easy to cook and easy to digest. So you can easily make it in a pressure cooker or in a pan.The flavoring is simple as only salt,turmeric and roasted cumin powder is added in it. Lemon juice is added while serving and can not be skipped.
Even though I am living in the gulf for 3 decades but never tasted this soup as it looks quite blend for my taste and I prefer having this Chinese sweet corn soup any time but on my recent Egypt trip when there was very few vegetarian food options for us then I tasted it with khubz and liked the mild and simple flavors . You can serve this lentil soup along with these Arabic recipes for a complete menu- Zaatar Manakeesh ,Roasted bell pepper and walnut dip- Muhammara dip, the famous Falafel Sandwich, crisp and delicious Tabbouleh Salad with the Arabic dessert –Eggless Basbousa