Arabic Soup Recipe

This is a middle eastern inspired lamb and oat soup flavored with whole spices. Arabic soup is very nutritious and wholesome and can be eaten as a stew with bread.
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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group

Recipe Story

We all think of a hot bowl of soup to warm us during cold winter days or when we are ill. For me, it is this Arabic soup that my mother prepares when I am down with a flu. Try this recipe and you will agree with the motherly advice "soup is good for you" This hearty lamb and oat Arabic soup is truly a "soup for the soul."


 Lamb2 Pound
 Onions1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
 Butter/Oil1 Tablespoon
 Cinnamon sticks2
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Ginger1 , chopped
 Oats/Use broken wheat soaked in boiling water for 4 to 5 hours5 Tablespoon
 Water7 Cup (112 tbs)
 Mint leaves1 , chopped
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 602 Calories from Fat 333

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.1%

Saturated Fat 17.8 g89.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 157.7 mg

Sodium 236.3 mg9.8%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g14.1%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 46 g91.2%

Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6.9%

Calcium 6% Iron 28.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1)Heat fat in pressure cooker or pan.
2)Add the meat and saute until lightly browned.
3)Add the onions, garlic, ginger and spices and saute until limp. If using broken wheat, add at this point.
4)Pour in the water and bring to boil, stirring.
5)Cover and pressure cook or simmer meat until tender.
6)Stir in oats, milk and mint.
7)Season to taste and simmer until piping hot.

8) Ladle into large soup plates.
9) Make small pieces of bread and add to soup to soften.
10)Enjoy piping hot.



Anonymous says :

I have made a similar soup and I love it! This is a better recipe and I will follow this next time I want to make Arabic soup.
Posted on: 20 September 2011 - 11:54pm