Majudara Bowl with Green Harissa Sauce

Majudara Bowl as a flat lay image

Majudara Bowl as a flat lay image

Majudara Bowl with Green Harissa Sauce

This vibrant dish that pays homage to Middle Eastern culinary traditions, combining the comforting richness of Majudara – a classic Lebanese mixture of lentils and rice – with the spicy, herby kick of a Green Harissa Sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Vegan
Cuisine Mediterranean, vegan
Servings 5
Calories 412 kcal


Main meal

  • 200 g lentils Brown
  • tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2 tsp cumin ground
  • 1 tsp allspice ground
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 tsp ginger ground
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric ground (optional)
  • tsp salt
  • 700 ml water
  • 185 g brown basmati rice rinsed in cold water

For the toppings

  • Green Harissa Sauce (See recipe on website)
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts roasted
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped


What you need to do

  • Place the lentils in a bowl, cover with hot water, and set aside to soak until needed.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté function, add the olive oil, and sauté the shallots for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly caramelized. Remove half of the shallots into a bowl and set aside for garnishing the dish later.
  • Now add the garlic to the remaining halts in the Instant Pot and sauté for a further 1-2 minutes. Add the cilantro, parsley, lemon zest, all the spices, salt and water, and stir to combine. Drain the lentils and add to the Instant Pot, along with the rice, and stir again.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and set it to high pressure for 11 minutes. Let the pot naturally release pressure for at least 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare all the toppings.
  • To serve, fluff the rice and divide among bowls, drizzle with the green harissa sauce, and top with tomatoes, avocado, caramelized shallots, pine nuts and parsley.


This recipe is:
• Gluten Free
• Dairy Free
• Meal Prep Friendly
• Vegan
Keyword healthy, healthyfood, Mediterranian, Middle Eastern, veganfood

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