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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 75.0
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.0 mg
  • Sodium: 961.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Shurbit Ahdz (Red Lentil Soup) calories by ingredient
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Shurbit Ahdz (Red Lentil Soup)

Submitted by: JVANAM

Introduction

So this is the story of how someone can open mouth and insert foot.

One of my SP friends SP-mailed me to ask if I had any Moroccan recipes. Without a second though I ZAPped back, "SURE!!! I must have hundreds." I got 2......

Shurbit Ahdz & Roz.

This recipe calls for red lentils. For the past 5 - 6 years my area supermarkets have failed to carry such a nitch market item. As a result numerous other lentils to match the taste of the red. No such luck.

In Oct.'08 I was asked to teach a class of food stamp\food pantry recipients on how to effectively use their benefits and yet have healthy, tasty meals on the table. I mentioned the subbing out of the red lentils for other varieties, and their outcome.

In the rear of the class sat this mature woman who spoke up and said, "Well have you tried the ghetto chopper?"

Ghetto chopper is a colloquialism for a supermarket chain which offers racial specific food items @ escalated prices.

There is a chopper store near my home. I occasionally shop there. They don't carry red lentils, but ghetto chopper does.

Now I go to ghetto chopper and pick up my red lentils.

When red lentils come out of the can they are a deep crimson. When they are in the broth they turn from orange, to pink, to yellow. The taste is delicate & creamy.

Red lentils cook up in a fraction of the time of the brown. And if you do use the dried bagged lentils be sure to pre-rinse, & sort out the stones and shriveled beans.
So this is the story of how someone can open mouth and insert foot.

One of my SP friends SP-mailed me to ask if I had any Moroccan recipes. Without a second though I ZAPped back, "SURE!!! I must have hundreds." I got 2......

Shurbit Ahdz & Roz.

This recipe calls for red lentils. For the past 5 - 6 years my area supermarkets have failed to carry such a nitch market item. As a result numerous other lentils to match the taste of the red. No such luck.

In Oct.'08 I was asked to teach a class of food stamp\food pantry recipients on how to effectively use their benefits and yet have healthy, tasty meals on the table. I mentioned the subbing out of the red lentils for other varieties, and their outcome.

In the rear of the class sat this mature woman who spoke up and said, "Well have you tried the ghetto chopper?"

Ghetto chopper is a colloquialism for a supermarket chain which offers racial specific food items @ escalated prices.

There is a chopper store near my home. I occasionally shop there. They don't carry red lentils, but ghetto chopper does.

Now I go to ghetto chopper and pick up my red lentils.

When red lentils come out of the can they are a deep crimson. When they are in the broth they turn from orange, to pink, to yellow. The taste is delicate & creamy.

Red lentils cook up in a fraction of the time of the brown. And if you do use the dried bagged lentils be sure to pre-rinse, & sort out the stones and shriveled beans.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    6 cups low-sodium chicken broth (you can use vegetable broth)
    1 1/2 cups red lentils
    1 small onion, grated
    1/4 tsp ground cumin
    A generous sprinkling of cayenne, to taste (in the Nutritional Calc. I indicated 1 Tbsp. Right for me, but maybe too much for you)

Directions

===If you have an immersion blender, as I, you can puree the soup right in the stockpot. Otherwise you will need a food processor or a blender. I have tried hand mixers, but they just don't seem to cut it.===

1) Place the broth, red lentils, onion, cumin, & cayenne in a medium saucepan and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are finger “squeezable" soft. About 30 min.

2) Remove from the pot about a quarter of the lentils & set aside. If you’re using a hand-held immersion blender now is the time to blend into a thick rich consistency.

3) If you are using a food processor, or a blender, you will also remove about a quarter of the lentils and set aside.

4) Then in workable batches pour the soup into the container and puree to a like consistency as in #1). Repeat with each successive batch.

5) No matter how you puree the soup you now return the pot to the heat. Bring to a rolling simmer to continue thickening. Stir frequently and be careful not to let it burn.

Burnt Shurbit Ahdz taste like charcoal briquettes.

6) Just before serving return the reserved lentils to the bowl.

Individual serving size 3/4 cup

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JVANAM.






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