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Adasi (Persian Lentil Soup)

Posted on 2011-12-14
Adasi (Persian Lentil Soup)
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Adasi (Persian Lentil Soup) is an easy and delicious Persian soup made with lentil, onion, crushed tomatoes, and spices. If you are looking for a simple soup recipe for cold winter nights, make Adasi.

Yield: Serves 5-6

  • 1 1/2 cups lentils (about 260 g), picked over to remove any stones
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5-6 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice (add more or less, depends on your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground angelica, also known as Golpar (optional)

In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion and fry for 5-6 minutes. Add turmeric powder and crushed tomato; fry for 1 minute. Add lentils, water, cinnamon, angelica, curry, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover the pot and simmer over medium-low heat until lentils are tender and desired thickness, stirring occasionally. Add more water during cooking if necessary. Add lemon juice, taste and adjust seasoning.

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Adasi (Persian Lentil Soup)
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Posted by Pam the Potter on 2017-09-19
i'm curious. What kind of flavor does the powdered angelica add? I have some candied angelica that I got at Sainsbury's in London. Looking forward to your answer. Thanks, Pam the Potter

Posted by Naira on 2015-03-31
Hello, Today I came accross your website. It is amazing, and I am looking forward to try many of your dishes (the vegetarian ones). Today I cooked the lentil soup, and it was tasty. Thanks a lot. All the best, Naira

Posted by Aghdas on 2013-03-19
Bah bah!

Posted by Ellie on 2011-12-16
here it's cold and damp, I'd like a big bowl of that, thanks a million

Posted by Kate on 2011-12-15
One of my favourites :) Thanks

Posted by Afi on 2011-12-14
Thanks, I love Adasi

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