Friday, September 24, 2010

Moroccan Meat soup with Red Lentils


A rich and healthy soup enriched with vegetables like potatoes, carrots, lentils and Meat. Its a complete meal in itself,very simple to prepare, and goes extremely well with a piece of bread or rice. I would say its a "must try" recipe for meat-lovers. 
Lets go straight to the recipe now....

Ingredients for 2-3 persons

Meat pieces - 250 gms ((preferably big pieces with bones)
Red lentils - 100 gms
Red onions - 2 (medium size, finely chopped)
Olive oil - 60 ml
Water - 1.5 lit
Potatoes - 2 (cut in small pieces)
Carrots - 2 (cut small)
Corriander leaves - 1 cup (chopped finely)
Salt - as desired 
Pepper powder- as desired
chilli powder - as desired
Lemon juice - from 1/2 lemon
Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)

1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, saute the onions, add meat pieces, salt, pepper powder, cinnamon powder, chilli powder together until the onions get golden brown.
2. Add the red lentils, potatoes, carrot and water and pressure cook until the meat and lentils get tender.
3. Once the meat is done, take it out from the broth and separate the flesh from the bones.
4. Puree the broth using a blender into a smooth consisitency. If the consistency is thick, add more water to it and then blend it.
5. Finally add the shredded meat to it  and cook for another 2 minutes.
6. Serve the soup with chopped corriander leaves, and with a few drops of lemon squeezed.

Cinnamon is the most commonly used spice in Moroccan cuisine. 
This goes to the event "Souper Sundays" hosted by Debinhawaii



  1. this looks delicious I have had this and it is so yummy

  2. I love lentil soups but dont eat meat. what can I substitute meat with? you made it so delicious I want to try it.

  3. Such a comforting bowl of tempting soup..tempting..

  4. Thank you Akheela, Priya and Sayantani for dropping by :)

    Sayantani, well, you can as such omit the meat and use vegetable stock instead of water to give you an extra flavor. if you like lentil soups, pls check out this Turkish "Red lentil soup" in my soup category. Its meatless and tastes absolutely delicious :)

  5. Great soup...very filling for me

    Pushpa @

  6. wow...u have a lovely blog....m ur happy follower now......and this one looks super delicious....keep up the gud work...jst wanted to ask...where r u located in Germany...coz m also in Germany...

  7. thank you chaitrali for following my posts :)
    well, i live in Paderborn, NRW. Good to be in touch with u :)

  8. Your soup looks so hearty and delicious--loving the red lentils paired with the meat. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays! ;-)


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