Jordanian lentil soup

Jordanian lentil soup


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About this recipe: Simple lentil soup - perfect for those cold nights. Garlic, cumin and a squeeze of lemon flavour this warming budget soup.

hijabibab West Midlands, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 300g red lentils
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 - 2L boiling water
  • 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • lemon wedges for serving

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hr soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

  1. Wash and soak lentils.
  2. Chop onions and garlic and fry in olive oil.
  3. Add lentils and stir, don't let it stick.
  4. Add boiling water, 1.5 - 2 litres depending how thick you want the soup. Add stock cubes, salt and cumin.
  5. Bring to the boil, turn down a little and leave to boil until the lentils are mashed.
  6. Squeeze on lemon to serve.

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