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Harira

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Occasion: Ramadan   Total servings: 5-6 Servings
Cuisine: African   Calories:
Effort: Easy   Pre-Prep time:
Best for: All   Preperation time: 30 Min
How to serve: Hot    

Harira recipe by Mariam at DesiRecipes.com.
How about a bowl full of soup to break a fast? the soup which spells flavor & sensations! Bursting with sense awakening taste with every spoonful.HARIRA The Traditional Moroccan Soup usually served during the month of Ramadan to break the fast.


Ingredients
2 Tablespoons butter
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 15oz. can chickpeasClick to find more about chickpeas
1 15oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon turmericClick to find more about turmeric
1 teaspoon gingerClick to find more about ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamonClick to find more about cinnamon
1 Tb. tomatoClick to find more about tomato paste
1 Tb. saltClick to find more about salt
1/3 cup rice
2 Tablespoons flour mixed to paste with 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 large lemon, cut in 6 wedges
1/2 lb. lean lamb cut into small pieces (optional)


Preparation
Melt butter in large saucepan and gently saute celery and onions for 3-4 minutes.
If using lamb, add next and brown it.
Add chickpeasClick to find more about chickpeas and their liquid, tomatoes, turmericClick to find more about turmeric, gingerClick to find more about ginger, cinnamonClick to find more about cinnamon, tomatoClick to find more about tomato paste, saltClick to find more about salt, and 2 quarts of water.
Bring to boil, simmer for 10 minutes.
Add rice.
Simmer for 15 minutes or until rice becomes tender.
Add some of hot liquid to flour paste and stir till smooth.
Pour this mixture into the soup and bring to a simmer again.
Cook for another 15 minutes. Add parsley, cilantro, and lemon juice.
Adjust saltClick to find more about salt seasoning and serve with lemon wedges.



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There are 7 comment(s) for this recipe.
by lala rukh qazi 5/5 Stars
It's very nice & simple recipe..very nicely explained..I will definitely try this..

Sat Mar 09, 2013

by Anonymous 3/5 Stars
Yummy!!! Ill surely try it!!!!

Wed Jul 04, 2012

by arfa fatima 5/5 Stars
you should add urdu recipes

Tue Jul 27, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
tasty

Wed Jun 30, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
Oh good, a recipe for Harira. We always eat that as a starter at one of the local Moroccan restaurants, it is delicious! I'm going to try this recipe for sure.

Sun Mar 14, 2010

by dania 5/5 Stars
you should add urdu recipes

Wed Mar 10, 2010

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars
you should add urdu recipes

Wed Mar 10, 2010


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