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Arabic lentil soup

Chef Said Al Alam
There is no such thing as the perfect dish. Cooking is all about making your guests happy.




  • Rinse and drain the lentils.
  • Heat oil and sauté onion, celery, potatoes and carrots for three minutes until softened.
  • Add the lentils and stir for five minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper and cumin and stir for a minute.
  • Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.
  • Blend the lentils into a smooth mixture with a hand blender.
  • Season to taste. 
  • Serve with fried or toasted Arabic bread pieces and lemon wedges.