462- Moroccan Lentils Soup / العدس على الطريقة المغربية

Ingredients

  • 250 grams (1 1/4 cups) brown lentils, soaked in water overnight
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 liter (4 cups) water

Directions

Step 1: Preparing the Ingredients
1- Soak the lentils in water overnight so they become soft and cook easily. Drain them from the water.
2- Cut the top of the tomato then cut into quarters. Grate the pulp of the tomato and discard the skin.
3- Finely chop the parsley.
4- Peel the onion, cut it in half, and finely chop it.

Step2: Cooking the lentils
1- On medium heat, in a large pot, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the chopped onion, grated tomato, and lentils. Mix.
2- Add the chopped parsley and continue mixing.
3- Add the spices: paprika, salt, and pepper.
4- Mix and cook on medium heat for around 10 minutes.
5- Add boiling water to the lentils, cover the pan, and cook for 30 minutes. Stir from time to time.
6- After 30 minutes, taste the sauce and adjust the spices accordingly: salt, pepper, and paprika.
7- Serve hot in a bowl with a piece of bread. Bon Appetit!