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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Harira - Traditional Moroccan Soup

Harira - A Traditional Moroccan Soup served usually during the month of Ramadan to break the fasting day and its considered as a meal itself..This soup also been served while grand ceremonies like marriage, it can be prepared anytime but some moroccan peoples sticks to the tradition and serve it on special occasions...Usually this harira will be prepared either with beef, mutton or with chicken chunks,this famous traditional moroccan soup can also prepared without meat..My version of Harira is without meat and this delicious soup tastes marvellous, really nutrtious, fulfilling and suits prefect for dinner..This flavourful soups goes for veggies, chickpeas, lentils, rice or any sort of pastas with some spices which enhance the flavour of this yummy and really filling soup..I choosed small pastas to prepare this soup while some goes for vermicellis or either with rice.

Cooking time goes for more than an hour, the aroma and the taste of this soup make you crave for more... am damn sure that this moroccan soup will take a better place in your menu if you try once.This harira is quite simple to prepare if u want more for veggies u can either go for turnips, bellpeppers, zucchini chunks, or u can add more spices like saffran,harissa (red chillies paste)..U can either increase the veggies, spices, nuts or dry fruits as per need to give more richness to this delicious soup, mine is a simple and very common way of preparing this traditional moroccan soup...



2nos Tomatoes (big) - peeled and pureed
1no Onion(chopped)
1/3cup Coriander leaves (chopped)
1/3cup Parsley(chopped)
1no Celery stick(chopped)
2tbsp Tomato paste
2tbsp Butter/Olive oil
Salt
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1tsp Ginger powder
1 can Chickpeas (or 1 cup of dry chickpeas soaked in water over night)
1/2cup Lentils (soaked in water for 1 hour)
1/3cup Vermicelli /Rice /Pasta
1/3cup Flour
2 liters Water

Add the tomato puree, onion, cilantro, parsley, celery, butter, salt, pepper, ginger powder, lentils, and water in your cooking pan. Cover the cooking pan and let all the ingredients cook for 45 minutes on medium heat. Stir them occasionally.

If you are using dry chickpeas, add them to the other ingredients else if you are using canned chickpeas,keep aside coz we need to add them towards the end..After 45 minutes, add the canned chickpeas and the tomato paste.

Make a thin paste with the flour and some water and slowly pour the flour mixture to the harira while stirring. Add the pasta or vermicelli. Cover and let the harira cook for another 10 minutes.

You can serve the harira with dates.

38 comments:

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

It's a really delicious and nutritious soup! Very nice info about harira! Well, I thought of making a soup with pasta and chickpeas individually, and....same pinch! xD

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

Nice Soup.. Which Lentil did u use. I will be trying out this soup for sure.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of this soup...got to know lot of new dishes from u priya..thanks for sharing....soup looks really healthy & yum

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for all the info.
The soup looks absolutely healthy and is eye inviting.

Arthi said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, how are you...Very nice soup...Healthy one...Pic is nice..

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

மிகவும் ருசியான சூப்பாக இருக்கும் போல...கண்டிப்பாக செய்து பார்க்கின்றேன்..

குறிப்புக்கு மிகவும் நன்றி ப்ரியா.

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow....comfort and filling....

Abhilash Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

I will surely try this for my friend BIGa...

He is very fond of soups...

Lebouffe said... Reply To This Comment

so yummy and fulfilling.. I enjoy visiting yr blog :) -Naina

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

I was planning to do the same Priya.Will do it later.Looks filling and great.

priya said... Reply To This Comment

wow....delicious and healthy!

Lavi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy Colourfull Soup Priya!

Love your New Template!!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

சூப் ரொம்ப சுவையாயிருக்கும் போல.நிச்சயம் செய்து பார்க்கிறேன் ப்ரியா.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

I really miss Singapore after going tru the recipe Priya...my neighbor used to bring these yummy soup in evenings during Ramadan mth. the soup looks so lip smacking perfectly delicious without any meat..thanks for sharing..

En Samaiyal said... Reply To This Comment

pudhusu pudhusa kalakuringa pa...super aa eruku ...nice click..

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Thats really a droolworthy soup Priya...thanx for sharing info...

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks really nourishing and delcious. Love the colour, you can feel from the colour that it is bursting with yumminess.

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

wow, priya, am amazed at ur xploring capacity when it comes to cuisines..the soup absolutely fantastic.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks lovely, you do try recipes across all cuisines. Really appreciate it.

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

The meatless soup sounds delicious and very healthy.

Raje said... Reply To This Comment

Hearty soup. Looks Yumm!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Nice comforting soup Priya...I'll try this with pasta :)

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds just delicious, Priya. Love the picture.

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard about this soup... looks healthy and tempting

srinithya said... Reply To This Comment

can see lot of variety dishes in your blog dear

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

yummy soup...looks lovely.

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Hearty looking soup!What is piment, BTW?

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for ur lovable comments..

@Shri, its red chillies, i have typed in french..sorry yaar..

@Soma, i used brown lentils,which is know as also horsegram..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

That is a wonderful entry!

Cooks said... Reply To This Comment

Yummm... That is a beautiful bowl of soup. Thanks for sending this over to A.W.E.D.

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! Tht looks gorgeously Yummy!!!
Moroccon Is one of my Fav!!!

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice soup. Looks healthy and yummy.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow looks great priya very healthy and nitritious soup.

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

very tasty and healthy soup! thanks for the recipe, Priya!

Miri said... Reply To This Comment

Love legume based soups - are almost a one pot meal!

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Joanne said... Reply To This Comment

The spices in Moroccan food never fail to please me. Thanks for the info about this dish!

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