Adassi, is a nutritious Iranian soup rich in protein made with green lentils and turmeric.


What are the Ingredients?

  • 500g green lentils
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 40g flour
  • 1 cube vegetable broth
  • 2 liters water
  • salt and black pepper

Optional Garnish

  • 2tbsp Greek yogurt
  • Fresh Herbs


Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Cooking method: cooking
Cooking Skills: Easy Meal: Appetizer/Breakfast Suitable for: 4 people


How to prepare Adassi?

Step 1: Preparing Ingredients

Rinse the lentils.

Dice the onions.


Step 2: Cooking Lentils

Put the lentils into a pot. Pour 2 liters of water and a cube of vegetable broth. Bring it to a boil, put the lid, lower the heat and let it cook for 20-30 min.


Step 3: Preparing Onions

Put some oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and stir fry until the onions become soft and lightly brown. Add the turmeric powder and flour and stir to mix them with the onions.


Step 4: Mix Ingredients

Now it is time to add the mixture of onions to the cooked lentils. The flour will thicken the soup and give it a velvety side. Add salt and pepper. Let it simmer over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes until thickened.


Step 5: Serve

Ladle the soup in a big bowl and garnish it with Greek yogurt, and some herbs like parsley, and coriander. Serve with lemon juice and Iranian flatbread.



Useful links:

Iranian Breads



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