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Basaleya with Lentil Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Basaleya with Lentil recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Basaleya with Lentil.

Cuisine: Syrian
Category: Levant
Serves: 5 persons
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: Cheap

Preparation time :     25 minutes
Cooking time :     50 minutes


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

400 g lamb, or beef, cut into medium cubes

2 medium onions or 250 g, sliced

1 cup green lentil or 180 g, washed

1 medium tomato or 150 g, peeled and diced

1 tin canned chickpeas, drained

6½ cups water or 1625 ml

2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon

2 tablespoons tomato paste

½ teaspoon chili paste

¼ teaspoon seven spices

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the meat and cook for 4 minutes or until brown in color then add onion and fry until it's tender.

Add the lentil, tomato, chickpeas, water and MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes. Bring to boil and simmer uncovered on low heat for 40 minutes or until meat and lentil are well cooked.

Add tomato paste, chili paste and spices (add more salt if needed) then simmer for additional 5 minutes, stirring irregularly. Remove from heat and serve.

Serving tips :     Serve this dish with vermicelli rice.

Nutritional Information

Energy :     465.00 Kcal
Protein :     28.00 g
Carbohydrate :     43.00 g
Fats :     20.00 g

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