Thursday, October 20, 2011

Recipe 39/50 : Morocco : Harira

Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup, often eaten to break the fast during Ramadan. This is one of the best soups I had ever. I made vegetarian version of this soup. You can add meat like chicken and lamb to this and cook too


1 to 1.5 cups Chickpeas, soaked overnight
1 large onion chopped
1 cup blended tomatoes
2 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup parsley, chopped
Paprika to taste
1 tea spoon black pepper
salt to taste
1 tablespoon turmeric
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup green lentils
4 tablespoon vermicelli very thin
2 table spoon cornflour mixed in 1 tablespoon water
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Bring 3 cups of water to boil and then add all the ingreidients except for vermicelli, cornflour and cilantro.
2. Stir and cook for 30-40 minutes covered.
3. Add vermicelli, stir.
4. Add cornflour to make soup thicker
5. Add fresh cilantro stir and serve hot!
Note: Adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to each bowl served gives extra  flavor to the soup.