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Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Persian پارسی, Food, Recipes, Āsh آش - Soups سوپ | 0 comments

Adasi (Lentil Soup)

Adasi (Lentil Soup)

I have always liked Adasi, but wondered if it was a bit too plain. After 2 years of decorating my lentil soups with the usual carrots & celery, trying it Italian style and experimenting with Indian spices in a dahl, I have come to decide that I like my lentils just the way Maman made it, with just onion and garlic….no fuss, no muss. Sometimes I may include turmeric or chopped mushrooms, but that’s about it.

Ingredients (serves 4-5):

  • 2 cups green lentils, soaked for 1/2 hr or more
  • 1.5 med-lrg onions, chopped
  • 4 sml-med. garlic cloves, minced
  • oil
  • Salt & pepper

Optional fixins:

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 8-10 white mushrooms, sliced or chopped
  • lemon/lime juice

Times~   15- 30 min


  1. In a pan saute chopped onions on medium heat ’til translucent (5 min), add garlic and saute for  a couple more minutes , add turmeric powder (if using) and stir well.
  2. Add lentils with enough water (~4-5 cups) .
  3. Cover and cook the lentils (~5-15 min). Toss in the mushrooms (if using) and cook for for a bit longer ’till the mushrooms are done.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Ladle into a bowl, add lemon juice if desired and don’t forget to enjoy.

Merci az shoma (Thank you)

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