Shourbat Al Adass Al Asfar - Red Lentil
recipe has been reproduced with the kind permission
in Ham, South West London Samara
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cookery classes in Lebanese cuisine.
classes are held in our Mediterranean garden, and in
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class features three different Lebanese recipes, tips
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choose the ingredients, costs and the amount you need
to prepare for different occasions. You can also join
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or the Arabic shops to introduce you to many new ingredients,
and how to use them.
cooking session accommodates four people. Everyone prepares
and helps to put together the meal and at the end of
each session we all sit down with a bottle of Lebanese
wine to sample the food.
participants will take home a plate of Lebanese Baklava,
a bag of Lebanese bread, all the recipes they tried
and general cooking tips.
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Cup of red lentils
8 Cups of water
1/4 Cup rice
1 Small onion
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of butter
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 Bunch of chopped parsley
1 Lemon juice
1 tsp salt
the lentils in a deep pan cover with water, and put
on high temperature. Once it starts to boil, reduce
the heat and leave to cook for 1/2 hour or until very
soft. Make sure the water level always covers the
lentils, so if needed, add more hot water.
the rice and add to the lentils, mix and let it cook
for further 10 minutes.
the mixture from time to time so the lentils don't
stick to the bottom of the pan.
fry the diced onion until golden and add to the soup.
cumin, pepper, salt, parsley, and lemon juice, stir
well and cook for another 5 minutes.
from the hob and puree with a blender until smooth.
with parsley and serve hot with toasted Lebanese bread.