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Instant Pot Shorbat Adas | Adis Soup | Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Shorbat Adas - A bright yellow colored Middle Eastern lentil soup prepared with red lentils with the flavors of cumin, garlic, and cilantro.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Instant Pot Recipes, Shorbat Adas
Servings: 5
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Srividhya G

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Red Lentils / Masoor Dal
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2.5 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Onion heaped
  • 1 tsp Freshly Grated Pepper or as required
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Lemon juice from half of small lemon or approx. 2 tbsps
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • Croutons or panko breadcrumbs to garnish

Instructions

Prep - work:

  • Wash the red lentils.
  • Chop the onion and cilantro.
  • Peel the garlic skin and set aside.

Instant Pot Method:

  • Add the washed red lentils, garlic cloves, chopped onion and 1.5 cups of water to the Instant Pot Vessel.
  • Mix them all and set it in manual mode for 10 minutes and let the pressure release regularly.
  • When the pressure is gone, carefully open the IP lid.
  • Using a wooden ladle or potato masher, mash the dal mix nicely.
  • Now add the chopped cilantro, cumin powder, turmeric powder, freshly grated pepper and salt.
  • Add one more cup of water and let it simmer in saute mode for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • When the soup starts to simmer, turn off the IP and squeeze the half of the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Serve the soup hot topped with croutons or panko breadcrumbs.

Pressure Cooker Method:

  • In a pressure pan or cooker, Add the washed red lentils, garlic cloves, chopped onion and 1.5 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles and let the pressure release naturally.
  • When the pressure is gone, open the pressure cooker lid.
  • Using a wooden ladle or potato masher, mash the dal mix nicely.
  • Now add the chopped cilantro, cumin powder, turmeric powder, freshly grated pepper and salt.
  • Add one more cup of water and let it simmer for 15 minutes over low flame.
  • When the soup starts to simmer, turn off the heat and squeeze the half of the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Serve the soup hot topped with croutons or panko breadcrumbs.

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Notes

  • Adjust the water as per your consistency preference.
  • The original recipe calls for parsley. You can add parsley instead of cilantro.
  • Adjust the spices and salt as per your preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.6mg