Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Moroccan lentil soup

8 comments Jun 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Soups

My blog events are always a great inspiration for me. So many nice recipes the contestants are posting! Many of those land on my “to cook” list. The Moroccan lentil soup is such a dish. It was posted by Cherry blossoms table for the Moroccan cooking event. Due to the spices one of my favorite soups.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

cooking time: 20 minutes

difficulty: easy


  • A cup of lentils, dry
  • half an onion
  • 2 carrots
  • a spring onion
  • half a leek
  • a potato
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • eine liter of vegetable stock
  • Some olive oil
  • 2 cm Ginger
  • pink pepper corns
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 TS fennel seeds
  • 1/2 TS Coriander seeds
  • Some nutmeg
  • spicy paprika powder
  • 1/2 TS cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • parsley to garnish


Soak the lentils over night in water. Drain them the next day.

Peel and cube the potatoes and the carrots. Cube the onion, cut the look and spring onion in stripes.

Put the peeled garlic with the peeled and chopped ginger into a mortar. Add the pepper corns, the fennel seeds, the coriander seeds, the nutmeg, the paprika powder, the cumin and some salt and grind the ingredients until they turn into a paste. Mix with some olive oil.

Pour the mixture into a pot add the vegetables and heat it up. Fry the vegetables for a couple of minutes. Add the lentils and a liter of stock and boil for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle some chopped parsley over it an serve.


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  1. Very interesting recipe. I love the way it looks and how much tasty it must be!!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,

  2. looks and sounds great; ginger is a good move!

  3. yum!! love lentils and the addition of nutmeg and ginger is really making me want to make this.

  4. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog, so I’m not familiar with your terms. Is TS a teaspoon or tablespoon? It looks and sounds very appetizing.

  5. Hi Carol. Good question! It is a table spoon in this case.

  6. Hi Tobias, I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. You have some terrific recipes. This lentil soup sound wonderful with your selection of spices.

  7. Chourba addess as it called in North Africa is truly as you say a favourite comforting soup for winter … but it turns out well also in the summer months too! i use ground ginger – never tried to use fresh (so i will try this out) … and myself i love spice so I add always harissa or hot paprika.

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