„Shorbit” Soup

"Shorbit" Traditional Egyptian soup - In Siwa Oasis
Serves 4
A light , refreshing soup served with meat dishes based on meat broth
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 l meat broth
  2. 1/2 cup small pasta known as ,,lisan astour,,(,,sparrow's tongue'')
  3. 2 tbsp olive oil
  4. 1 tomato
  5. 2 carrots grated
  6. 2 small firm zucchini cut in small pieces or grated
  7. small onion sliced
  8. 1/3 teaspoon coriander
  9. lemon
  10. salt to taste
  11. pinch of mint or dill
  1. Bring meat broth to boil in a large pot.(broth might come from lamb, goat, camel, chicken, liver, or sheep stomach)
  2. Fry pasta until is browned.
  3. Take a skin from tomato, blend and fry on one spoon of oil till is thick.
  4. Add tomato to fried pasta, fry together for 1 minutes.
  5. Sauté onions until translucent.
  6. Stir into fried pasta with tomato, add carrots , zucchini, followed by broth, salt and coriander.
  7. Cook on medium fire 20 minutes.
  8. Served with either mint or dill sprinkled on the top and a squeeze of lemon
  1. A traditional Siwan soup served with every meal that includes boiled meat while its broth is used to flavour main course. Unlike other parts of the world where soup might be thick and hearty, Siwan soups are light and never eaten on their own.
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