Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Recipe by:zainab

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Albasara is easy recipe for make simple soup , it is popular all over arab world .
Originally from Egypt and they make it with Fava Beans .
I love to make it with yellow lentil.

For Albasara you will need:

1/3 cup yellow lentil.

1 medium onion,quartered.

1 medium tomato ,quartered.

1 large carrot.

chopped fresh parsley.

1 1/2 teaspoon salt.

ground cumin & pepper.

4 cups water.

1)Add lentil + 2 cups water to pan , bring to boil, simmer, uncovered, until tender about 20 minutes.

2)Than add spices,onion,tomato,carrot and 1 cup water,simmer for 20 minutes.

3)Blend or process the soup + 1 cup water until smooth.

4)Return soup to pan ,add the parsley & cumin, simmer for 15 minutes.

5)Sreve it with fresh Squeeze lemon juice.

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Dori said...

Yum, this looks good! I love soup in the winter :)

Arabic Bites said...

Hi meeso,

Albasara is so easy to make,It really is the perfect time of year for it.


Sayeeda said...

salaams ladies. i was wondering do you have the recipe for traditional saudi shorba. the one that is made with oatmeal and tomato base. i used to love to eat when i was little with samboosa during ramadan in riyadh. i'd love to start the tradition again. thanks.

Arabic Bites said...

ahlan sayeeda,

yes,I have the recipe for traditional saudi soup,it's so easy to make but we don't add tomato base in east side in Saudi Arabia,I'll try to post it for you soon.


Anonymous said...

trop bon zeyneb, tes recettes en anglais

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