Lentil Soup with Dumplings

Adas wi Riqaq


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

Also known as rushta (a Persian name for pasta or noodles), this lentil stew was common in towns and villages in the northern Gaza district, such as Beit Jirja, Yaffa, and El Jora.

It is often served at funerals, we were told, in honor of the deceased.


For the dumplings

  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Mix the dumpling ingredients and knead well. Your dough should be elastic but not sticky; add a tiny amount of water if necessary to reach this consistency. Divide the dough into two portions. Cover it and set it aside to rest for 20 minutes while you proceed with the rest of the recipe.

Brown the chopped onion in 3