Spicy Lentils

Yakhni ‘l-‘Adas

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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Traditionally, this dish is cooked with lamb, but you can leave out the meat and still have a nourishing and appetizing meal. Keep spices to the minimum, or use all those suggested below, for a spicier and more aromatic dish. In the neighboring countries, such as Iran and Turkey, yakhni simply means stew. In Iraq, it is used to describe stews which are thick and rather mushy in consistency, due to prolonged simmering. The word itself is sometimes used metaphorically. If we describe a