Everyone thinks their mom is the best cook in the world. But my mummy is seriously yummy! And this is the proof! My mother Gulnar, came from Basra, Iraq to Karachi in 1965 and brought recipes the likes of which Karachi had never seen (well, maybe). Here's some of her signature recipes that should try. Some of them are my experiments and food experiences from around the world. You can check out the menu and order details on facebook.com/yummymummyandme

Friday, 17 February 2012

The Best Winter Soup In The World - Shorba


The origins of this hearty soup is shrouded in mystery. Well, just a little bit maybe. The thing is I have never had this soup anywhere except in the homes of my maternal side of the family. No other Arab or other person I know has heard of it; never had it in any Middle Eastern restaurant either.This Shorba is a Ramadan classic. There is no iftari in my house without this soup.
PS: I promise to work on taking better pictures

You need:
100 gm Spaghetti/Noodles
2 cups of Masoor Dal
1 tablespoon of tomato puree
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
Pinch of 'tatri'/citric acid
Serves 6-8 people.

Soak the washed dal in warm water for an hour. Boil about 3 glasses of water and add the soaked dal. Let it cook until the dal becomes like a thick paste. Add half a glass of water at this stage and add the salt, red chilli powder and the tomato puree. Stir for about 5-7 minutes. Next, add another 3 - 4 glasses of water and let it reach a gentle boil. Then break up the spaghetti into thirds and add to the soup. Let it simmer on a slow flame for about 10-15 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender. Serve hot, of course. This soup is a meal in itself.  Try it and let us know how it turned out

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