20 Jul


Saudi oats shorba is a type of  simple soup which is mostly eaten in ramzan in the middle eastern countries. I dont know what its called in arabic but it taste totally awaesome. Since it contains oats dont think it tastes anything like porridge , no – its a totally different taste, with the goodness of oats and the gelatine from the bones adds to the consistency and flavour.  Oats can be replaced with barley but increase the cooking time.


serves 4             cooking time 25 minutes.

Ingredients :-

  • 1 small onion finely chooped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • few chunks of meat with bone
  • 1/2 tin chopped ripe tomatoes or tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 dried lemons or fresh ones
  • salt & pepper
  • a cup of  milk
  • 1 cup quaker oats or barley
  •   5 cups water


Sautee onion until translucent, add the garlic and sautee for further 2 mins. Add the meat and fry until browned. Add the rest of the ingredients along with water and cook until meat is tender and the oats (or barley) have turned mushy. You can just pressure cook for three whistles. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves. If you can’t get dried black lemons, add a good squeeze of lemon juice in at the end . Adjust the sesonings and serve warm. 


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