Adas Bil Hamod - Lentils With Lemon Juice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

From "One Thousand And One Delights" by Nahda Salah. Posted for Zaar World Tour II.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil lentils in water for 15 minutes. Add the potatoes and continue cooking till lentils are tender, approximately 15 more minutes stirring occasionally.
  2. Fry garlic, coriander with tablespoon olive oil until slightly tender. Add to lentils.
  3. Mix flour with 2TB water & add to lentils.
  4. Cook 15 minutes more on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking/burning. Before serving add lemon juice.
  5. Serve hot or cold with pita bread as an appetizer.
Most Helpful

I love lentils and the fact that they are a healthy food choice is such a bonus! I used green lentils. At the beginning of step two, I added a generous pinch of cumin and, at the end of step two, I added several handfuls of chopped baby spinach leaves. In step three, I added one tablespoon of water and one tablespoon of white wine. Couldn't resist. Loved the blend of flavours. We enjoyed this warm and chilled, and since it is such a fabulously healthy choice - and very filling - I'll certainly be making it again, and probably tampering with it each time. Sorry, Elmotoo, I'm just not good at sticking to recipes: mine or anyone else's. Made for the October Vegan Swap.

bluemoon downunder November 15, 2008

The only difference I made to this was to add an extra potato and a dollop of butter right at the end... Delicious! I love lentils, and this is a nice warming and simple recipe. I served it with fried eggplant and yoghurt sauce..... Thanks for the recipe.

becy June 09, 2008

OK, first off let me say how I altered the recipe just so that I can be fair -- I made this as a soup instead of as written. What I did is use only 1 lb. of lentils, 5 quarts of water, and the rest of the recipe as is. Ooops -- I also didn't have fresh coriander, so instead used about 3 Tbsp. of ground powdered coriander in the onion/garlic saute. I upped the amount of salt and pepper because after the dilution with so much extra water it really needed it. So, that being said, Bethie do you think I still made your recipe? I think I *mostly* did. ;-) So, to the review part -- WE LOVED THIS!! It was a soothing, warm and wonderful bit of goodness on a gray, blustery cold day. I am going to make my notes of what I changed on the recipe, so that I can make it again in the future as an option for soup. I will also try it again as written, since I already know the flavor combination is one that I like -- and then I will make sure to have fresh coriander (cilantro) on hand. Thanks for the wonderful dinner, Elmotoo! Made for NAME Tag

Susiecat too February 27, 2008