Aug 30, 2008

Kuwaiti Lentil Soup



2 cups lentils, washed
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
5 cups water + 8-1/2 cups water
salt to taste
1 tablespoon ghee
2 teaspoons cumin
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
3 dried lemons
2 potatoes, peeled and sliced

1. In a 4-quart saucepan add lentils, onion, garlic and 5 cups water. On high heat allow soup to boil. After the water has evaporated from the mixture place hand blender in the pot and blend well.

2. In an 4-quart saute pan saute onions with ghee, add cumin. Stir in tomato paste and then add lentil mixture. Add 8-1/2 cups water, potatoes and dried lemons. Let mixture boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

Yields: 8 servings

2 fabulous comments:

Naturally Muslimah said...

As Salaamu Alaikum, it's me muslimmomof3 on cafe mom. This recipe sounds soo good, Masha'Allah. one question what is ghee?

Noor said...

Alaykum Salam,
It is very good and easy and great for Iftar starter. Ghee is clarified butter. It is very popular pretty much everywhere but here, lol. It is just something like oil or butter. You can use butter instead.