Saturday, September 24, 2016

Halabessa/Halabisa/Egyptian Chickpeas Spicy Soup

Halabessa/Halabisa is a well known Egyptian Chickpeas soup which calls for chickpeas with some simple ingredients. This soup is served with lemon, mostly hot during winter as this soup is very warming,wholesome, nutritious, hearty and comforting while the weather is down. People call this soup as snack soup, since this soup is a savoury drink which is served in glass cup with a spoon and lemon wedge. Actually Egyptian drink this soup and enjoy eating the cooked chickpeas with the spoon given along with the soup. Actually every food stall in Egypt sells this mildly spicy Halabisa during winter as a street food and this soup is also quite popular in Gulf countries especially in Iraq but Iraqian version of this chickpeas soup is cooked without tomatoes. Yes Egyptian version calls for some tomato pieces and tomato paste which gives a pleasant colour to this simple soup.

Egyptian Chickpeas Soup, Halabessa

Am running this week's blogging marathon with Chickpeas as dry bean (the star ingredient) of this week. I have been posting many delicious for more than four weeks for this Mega marathon with different dry beans. After dry green peas, dry black-eyed peas, dry black beans, this week's posts are with chickpeas and this Egyptian chickpeas soup is the final post of this week's theme as am running this Mega marathon with 5 ingredients for 5weeks. Coming to this simple spicy chickpeas soup, you can dish it with less efforts apart from cooking the soaked chickpeas. Actually i used pressure cooking and this works awesome coz the cooking time goes for less time than the original recipes went for. We all know that pressure cooking makes our life easier with less time consuming if you are planning to make this simple soup i'll advise you to go with pressure cooking. We just loved this spicy chickpeas soup for our dinner, with mild cumin flavor and spiciness this soup will definitely keeps you warm.

Halabessa, Halabisa, Chickpeas Soup

2cups Soaked chickpeas
1no Onion(chopped finely)
1no Tomato (sliced)
3nos Garlic cloves (minced)
1tbsp Tomato paste
1/4tsp Chilly powder
1tsp Cumin powder

Cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker upto three hisses, put off the stove.

Once the steam gets released, add the chopped onion, sliced tomato, minced garlic cloves, tomato paste, chilly powder, salt and two cups of water and bring it to boil.

Halabisa, Spicy Egyptian Chickpeas Soup

Put the stove to medium flame and cook until the vegetables turns soft.

Add the cumin powder, cook for a while.

Put off the stove.

Serve with lemon juice. Enjoy hot.
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Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds simple and easy kind of soup. I didn't know there was a clear soup made with chickpeas.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

This soup looks so yum. I love clear soups so much and the chickpeas are bonus in this flavourful soup..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow the soup looks fantastic , beautiful color , amazing flavors and definitely those chickpeas are the highlight of the soup .

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

This is my kind of soup and I love chickpeas. With try it soon.

Divya Prakash said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a easy to prepare tasty soup! Perfect for the cold months to come..

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

A yummy clear soup with chickpeas.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

Easy peasy soup with chickpeas.. interesting pick

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

if we have canned chickpeas, this can be whipped up so easily.. great share.

Priya Ranjit said... Reply To This Comment

Such an easy peesy soup recipe aks, looks so inviting too for this chilly weather. I must try this sometime.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Simple yet comforting soup,perfdvt for this weather..

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

What a comforting and delicious looking soup.

Smruti Shah said... Reply To This Comment

That is a wonderful soup using chickpeas. Loved the different dishes you made using chickpeas.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome soup with chickpeas...filling and tasty!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Halabisa looks so attractive with that clear liquid on top and sinking chickpeas..very nice one!

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Chickpea soup looks so inviting. said... Reply To This Comment

The soup looks YUM!! In fact, it looks like golgappa pani

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good and sounds yum.