Soup, this dish have their own place in our daily meal once the weather starts too cold or rainy. We are in fall season and obviously the weather keeps on changing everyday drastically. Recently we had a super chilled morning with a super hot sunny evening. Yes you heard me rite, we dont even know how to dress ourselves. Obviously i couldnt keep my summer dresses away as Sun god is showing his head once a while. However the weather will get chilled progessively as we are in Autumn. Soups are definitely a satisfying and comforting meal to keep ourselves warm. I love dishing out soups as they are quick, nutritious, healthy and just prefect to please anyone’s tastebuds quickly. And my today’s post is definitely a fabulous soup to give a try without any fail. This gluten free, vegan Red lentils soup is a hearty and healthy soup to prepare at home without any hesitation as this soup calls for simple and easily available ingredients.

Addas, Sudanese Lentils Soup

Addas is a Arabic word which means soup. And this Sudanese Addas is definitely a healthy soup to enjoy with some slices of bread for either breakfast or for lunch. Red lentils are the prominent ingredients for making this Sudanese soup which is well known as Masoor dal in India. Masoor dal is a tremendous dal which is highly rich in protein and low in fat. This soup can be prepared quickly in pressure cooker easily than cooking the dal in large pot. However traditional way of making this soup calls for a thick bottomed large pan for cooking the dal. However i opted for pressure cooker and this soup gets ready in less time when compared to the traditional way.Am running this week’s blogging marathon with Pick A Letter, 3 Countries, and i picked ‘S’ hence am posting this soup dish from Sudan.

Sudanese Red Lentils Soup, Addas

Recipe Source: Taste of South Sudan
2cups Red lentils
1 Onion (chopped)
2tbsp Tomato paste/1 big Chopped tomatoes
1tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
2nos Garlic cloves
Olive oil

Wash and soak the red lentils for half an hour.

Now bring boil enough water and cook the dal until they turns soft.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a pan, add the crushed garlic cloves, chopped onions and saute until the onions turns soft.

Add the tomato paste or chopped tomatoes,salt and cook for a while.

Sudanese Addas

Add half a cup of water and bring everything to boil.

Add this cooked onion-tomato mixture, salt (if needed) mix to the cooked dal. Now add the cumin powder, coriander powder, pepper powder to the dal.

Cook everything for 10 minutes until the dal gets completely cooked.

Serve warm with bread slices.

Sudanese Addas, Red Lentils Soup


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