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Moroccan Harira Soup

Moroccan Harira Soup

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    Sep 28, 2015   Author : admin

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Harira is a lamb soup made with beans, rice, pasta, lentils and tomato. It is the traditional dish of both Morocco and Maghreb. There are a lot of innovations of this dish and you can try it with any meat of your choice, too. Harira is usually served as a main course, however, we like to relish it as a snack, too. Check out ingredients and method below:

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 2.5 hours

Yields: Makes 8 Servings

Recipe Type: Main Course/Snack

Cuisine: Moroccan/Maghreb


  • 1 pound cubed lamb meat
  • 2 ounces vermicelli pasta
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • tbsp margarine
  • 3/4 cup green lentils
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced


1. In a crockpot, combine the lamb with turmeric, onion, ginger, cinnamon, celery, black pepper, cayenne, and cilantro.

2. Mix using a wooden spoon for 5 minutes on very low heat.

3. Add the tomatoes and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.

4. Pour in the water and mix well.

5. Add the green lentils to it and bring the mixture to a boil.

6. Cover with lid and cook on low heat for another 2 hours.

7. Now stir in the beans and cook for 30 minutes.

8. Add the pasta to the pot and cook for just 8 minutes.

9. Add the lemon juice and the eggs to it and stir well.

10. Cook for just 3 more minutes and serve hot with bread.


Image: | MYC Writer: Romana S.

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