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    Middle Eastern Red Lentil Soup

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    40 mins

    5 mins

    35 mins

    benzee's Note:

    This recipe is a family tradition that my mother recieved from her mother who recieved it from her mother, all the way back. It is a easy quick soup to make that is very filling and very delicious. Its great with some pieces of bread thrown in.

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    Serves: 6



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    1. 1
      Place oil in a sauce or soup pot on medium heat.
    2. 2
      After 2 minute put roughly chopped garlic in and saute until they just start to turn brown.
    3. 3
      Add lentils cumin nutmeg and coriander and mix into oil for about a minute Add water and put on high heat until it boils.
    4. 4
      Keep on medium heat for 30 minute Add salt, squeeze lemon and serve piping hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 04, 2004


      I have the feeling that one or more ingredients are missing from this recipe. Moreover, the spice ombination is rather unusual in Middle Eastern Cooking, certainly in a lentil soup, and it is an unfortunate one since it it imparts a strongly medicinal and unbalanced flavor to the soup. I would have expected at least one or two large onions and perhaps some tomato and double the lemon juice in this soup plus perhaps some (Ceylon) cinnamon or even cloves to ameliorate and warm the flavors of the other spices. In any event, there is far too much spice and salt in this recipe, especialy if one uses fresh, high quality spices.

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    Nutritional Facts for Middle Eastern Red Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (438 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 442.2
    Calories from Fat 184
    Total Fat 20.4 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 4667.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.4 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 19.7 g

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