Basaleya With Lentil Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Basaleya with Lentil

Try this easy-to-follow authentic Basaleya with Lentil recipe at home for your family. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 400 g lamb or beef, cut into medium cubes
  • 2 medium or 250 g onion, sliced
  • 1 cup green lentil or 180 g, washed
  • 1 medium tomato or 150 g, peeled and diced
  • 1 tin canned chickpeas, drained
  • 6½ cups water or 1625 ml
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon chili paste
  • ¼ teaspoon seven spices
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Prepare

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the meat and cook for 4 mins or until brown in color, then add onion and fry until tender.
  2. Add the lentil, tomato, chickpeas, water and MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered on low heat for 40 mins or until meat and lentils are well cooked.
  3. Add tomato paste, chili paste and spices (add more salt if needed) then simmer for additional 5 mins, stirring regularly. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutritional Info

Energy :465.00 Kcal
Protein :28.00 g
Carbohydrate :43.00 g
Fats :20.00 g

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