Lebanese Lentil Soup | Shorbat Adas

Some days are never meant to be the way it is to be. I had so much plans for the weekend, unfortunately everything is almost down the drains. There is no point inย complaining, it is much better to take things in your way… However, I have planned a couple of things in the kitchen for sure, let me see how it works out… ๐Ÿ™‚


Today’s recipe is a very simple soup. Actually, we are not a soup family. We hardly have soup. My umma is not very fond of it, so we hardly make it. Also in case we make it, it’s always the packs of Maggi or Knorr and never from scratch at home. This is the very first soup I have made at home and I really loved the way it tasted. The only problem that it kept getting thick when it gets cold, but that’s the way lentils are, right?


Lebanese Lentil Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Arabic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup red lentils masoor
  • 1 sachet vegetable/ chicken stock powder
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 small onion sliced finely
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 4 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook the lentils with the water and chicken stock powder till well cooked. I used my pressure cooker for this step.
  • Heat a saucepan and add the olive oil. Saute the garlic till a lovely aroma comes.
  • Add in the onions and saute till translucent.
  • Add the cumin powder and paprika powder and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add this in the cooked lentils and mix well.
  • Adjust the seasoning and finally add the coriander leaves. Serve warm.

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  1. Ahh.. Bookmarking this.. Was looking for some soup recipes for my diet plan ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thank u so much chitz… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thank u so much vijaya…

  2. looks healthy n yummy!!

    1. thank u so much julie…

  3. I love soup, especially tomatoes and lentil..yours turn out looking delicious:-)

    1. thank u so much jehanne… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. yummy n delicious…

    1. thank u so much divya…

  5. I don't like soups too. In fact, if we go out and even if every single person who is with us starts with a soup, I say no ๐Ÿ˜‰ There are rare exceptions – But they are mostly homemade from scratch. The lentil soup sounds like something I will like ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thank u so much priya… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thank u so much rita…

  6. Sounds delicious , going to try it soon…

    1. thank u so much nayana… do let me know…

  7. Delicious soup! This happens to be our favorite soups we look forward to, whenever we eat at Mediterranean restaurants.

    1. thank u so much sal… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thank u so much nabanita…

  8. Soups are my favourite.Love to try your version dear ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thank u dear nisha… ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Love the colour of the soup,seriously makes me drool..definitely my kind of soup.

    1. thank u so much priyaji…

  10. We r not a soup family too…but once in while in a chilly day I love soups…hope ur cooking plans works out as u planned…good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. actually it didn't!!! i shifted everything to yesterday and kind of finished it off!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ thank u so much dear…

  11. Lovely dish rafee..

    1. thank u so much naaz…

  12. Lovely comforting soup

    1. thank u so much dear…

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