Eating From the Kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) Barley and Lentil Soup

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DEFEAT THE DEMON OF EATING DISORDER BY FEEDING YOUR MIND BODY AND SOUL  THIS SUPER NOURISHING SOUP

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 Add Barley (talbina) to your soups and drinks. Barley contains important and essential amino acids and is used as an ailment in treating various illnesses. In recovery from eating disorder, I had barley soup for one of my my afternoon snacks.

Barley and Lentil soup

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Ingredients

1 cup any lentil (i.e. red lentils, etc) soaked in 2 cups of water with 1/2 tsp salt for 30 minutes

1/2 cup pearl barley

1 stock cube (any)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

3 medium tomatoes chopped

1 onion thinly sliced

1 tsp ceyenne pepper

1 tsp paprika

salt to taste

1 tsp freshly milled black pepper

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp cumin seeds

2 tbsp olive oil

Garnish:

2-4 green chillies (add 2 deseeded for less hot dish)

1/2 bunch spring onion (washed and chopped)

1/2 bunch cliantro (washed and chopped)

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp zest of lemon (optional)

Directions:

1- In a pan heat 2 tbsp olive oil with cumin seeds

2- Once the cumin changes color, add onions and saute for 5 minutes on medium heat.

3- Add minced garlic and fry for further 3 minutes.

4- When the garlic changes color, add chopped tomatoes, salt, paprika powder, ceyenne powder and lemon juice.

5- Stir in 1 cup of lentils and fry for for 3-4 minutes.

6- Reduce heat and cover the pan tightly and let it simmer on very low heat for 5 minutes.

7- Add water, stock cube, pearl barley and bring to boil on a high flame.

8- Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or till the lentils have been cooked.

9- Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro, cumin, spring onions, and zest of lemon.

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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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