How to prepare Hasa Adas
Hasa Adas is a thick lentil soup flavored with cumin and topped with caramelized onion rings, fried until crisp and extra sweet. The same soup ( sometimes made with dried meat) is poured as a sauce over a layer of toasted Arabic bread to make a warming winter comfort food called Fattat Adas.
The soup is traditionally flavored with garlic and cumin. Once prepared, Hasa Adas is garnished with crispy and sweet caramelized onions or toasted pieces of bread.
- 2 cups orange lentils (washed and drained)
- 5 cups water
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 chopped medium carrot
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped tomatoes
- ½- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 medium onions (chopped into wings)
- Oil for frying
- Wash and drain lentils, wash and cut the carrot, chop tomatoes and onion
- Put the onion, tomatoes, carrot, lentils, garlic cloves, salt, and cumin in a pot.
- Add about 5 cups of boiling water. Cook, until the lentils, become mushy.
- Leave to cool, puree, add boiling water to desired thickness, stir well.
- Chop 2 onions into thin wings, fry in a little olive oil or butter, stirring constantly until dark brown.
- When serving add a squeezed lemon and a sprinkle of cumin to each bowl then top with a tablespoon of fried onions.