Thursday, July 26, 2012

Harira Soup

Harira is a famous Moroccan soup,it's especially popular in Ramadan as one of a wonderful comfort food. It's easy to make, delicious and healthy! 


1/2  Lb Meat balls (or Beef chunks) 
1     Cup chopped celery 
1/2  Cup lentils
1      Cup chickpeas
1      Small chopped Onion
1/2   Cup chopped Cilantro
1/2   Cup parsley
1      Teaspoon Pepper
1      Teaspoon  Salt 
1/4   Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2   Teaspoon Ginger
1      Teaspoon Turmeric 
1/2   Teaspoon Saffron
3      TBS olive Oil
1L    Water
For Later:  3TBS Flour , 1/2 Cup water , 2 TBS tomato Paste ,1/2 Cup water , 2 TBS vermicelli or Rice (or both) , 3 Big tomatoes in puree .


1- On a low Heat put oil into a Large Pan , add Meat balls , Onion , lentils , chickpeas .

2- Mix tomatoes puree with celery in the blender to grind the celery little bit .

3- Add the Mix into the Pan , stir and add the spice then cook for 5 min and add water 

4- let boil over medium Heat till the Lentils & Chickpeas are cooked .

5- Mix 1/2 Cup water with the tomato paste and add into the boiling Soup with the 2 TBS vermicelli or Rice (or both) .

6- Mix the flour and 1/2 Cup water and whisk in a small bowl .

7- Add the Flour and the water mixture and cook for 20 min , keep stirring slowly from time to time a foam from the tomatoes will appear into the surface try remove it each time ,stir and cook till the tomatoes stop Foaming .

PS: (Add an egg while stirring if desired ) Optional.
         If you use conserved chickpeas Add them at the end with the vermicelli . 
         If you are a vegetarian you can skip Adding the Meat for this Soup.


  1. This sounds delicious! I just wrote out the recipe to make it tonight. Thank you for sharing your site on my facebook page!

  2. you welcome Amnah it's my pleasure Enjoy!