Mudardara With Dates & Ginger Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Mudardara with Dates & Ginger

Mudardara is a traditional Lebanese dish made with lentils and rice, garnished with caramelized onions. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more cooking inspirations.


  • 1 cup green lentil or 200 g
  • 3 cups hot water or 750 ml
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon or 20 g
  • 2 cups burgol or 300 g, washed and soaked for ten mins.
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions or 300 g, finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh ginger or 75 g, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried dates or 200 g, pitted & chopped
  • 1 cup fresh parsley or 60 g, roughly chopped

How to Prepare

  1. In a deep saucepan, combine green lentils, water, and MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon and bring to a boil. Simmer on medium heat until lentils are ¾ done. Using a sieve strain lentils, reserving both stock and lentils separately.
  2. In a medium pot heat vegetable oil, fry onions until golden brown. Remove half from the pot and set aside for garnish.
  3. Drain and add soaked burgol to onions in the pan, add ginger and gently sauté for 2-3 mins. Add spices, reserved stock from lentils and gently stir on medium-low heat for 2 mins.
  4. Gently fold in the ¾ cooked lentils and chopped dates and allow to cook on low heat until all liquid is absorbed.
  5. Serve in a large platter, garnishing with fried onions and chopped parsley.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 454.00 Kcal
Protein: 16.00 g
Carbohydrate: 90.00 g
Fats: 7.00 g

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