If I could have a penny each time I ate a bowl of this soup, I’d be a rich women.
This is one of the staples in our Ramadan iftar. I am currently eating this soup daily at iftar time and let me say that am enjoying every single sip.
Unlike brown lentils which might require longer cooking time, yellow lentils cooks fast, so if you start now, you could have a bowl of hearty, healthy, low fat, and best of all simple lentil soup before you finish browsing the net. In 20 minutes.
There are many variations for how to make shorbet adas, aka lentil soup, some add a little potato or even rice (as a thickener), or tomato (for the color I assume), some even experiment with different spices, like turmeric, or curcum. Some garnish it with parsley etc… You can even make the soup using other kinds of lentils, like red or brown (brown might take longer to cook). The recipe below is the result of experimenting with all of the above, am quite happy to say it’s a combination that am satisfied with. But by all means, feel free to experiment till you reach the perfect combination for your taste buds.
I am who can not resists dessert. I find myself having to limit my self to a
couple of slices slice of cake, or one cupcake etc.. But this soup is one of those things that I can eat bowl after bowl, without having nightmares that my waistline is the size of an elephant. Its low fat, but you’ll never tell it is. Its also very creamy, without adding any cream or diary. Its like a haven to all diets, low fat, vegan, low cal etc…
Happy fasting (whether you’re fasting or not)
So, what’s you favorite soup hearty, homey soup?
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