Tlokhe Syrian Lentil Noodle Soup

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Recipe: #40807

May 30, 2023

"There is a tradition to use a wooden spoon in Syrian culture - if you don’t, the story goes that the lentils in your soup won’t cook. They are calling it Assyrian, she used broken up ramen. A good pantry dish for when your broke. It is vegan but could bump up with stock if you have it."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (450.6 g)
  • Calories 408.8
  • Total Fat - 11.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 670.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 64.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 18.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.5 g
  • Protein - 14.7 g
  • Calcium - 75.5 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 35.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Dice the onion and carrot and rinse the lentils.

Step 2

Add the olive oil to a large saucepan and gently fry the onion and carrots until the onions are translucent.

Step 3

Then add the lentils and stir using a wooden spoon.

Step 4

Stir in the spices and salt to taste.

Step 5

Add boiling water and noodles, that you have broken up into small pieces stir and leave to simmer on a low heat for half an hour or until the lentils are cooked.

Step 6

Add more water if you prefer a looser soup.

Step 7

Season to taste.

Step 8

Squeeze the lemon into the soup before serving.


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