Friday 17 May 2013

Lentil Soup Recipe

This is a recipe I was given by my Algerian Mother-in-Law, not sure if it is typical Algerian or just her own family recipe!


2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
3 Cups of Dry Lentils (wash before use)
1 Teaspoon Salt
Half Teaspoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Cumin
3 Onions (chopped finely)
1 Chicken Cube mixed with 12 cups of Boiling Water


Saute the onions in the vegetable oil in a large pan.
Add the dry lentils
Add the chicken cube and water
Add the salt, pepper and cumin
Stir occasionally on a medium heat for about 30/40 minutes until the lentils have cooked.
If it looks too thick then add more water to the pan.
Optional: You can use the blender to blend the soup!

My husband likes the lentil soup without being blended but the children like it blended, so I normally divide the soup and blend what I need.

Below is a photograph of the soup blended.


  1. My Favourite! I need to cook this for my parents......have a great weekend dear. xx

  2. Salam alaikum karima, must save this recipe for upcoming ramadan iftar meal ideas jazakallahu khair


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