This is a Moroccan soup called Harira, it is usually served during The Holy Month of Ramadan or any day of the year that you are craving some delicious soup. I absolutely love this soup you can use meat or chicken even without it could be a good alternative if you are vegetarian/vegan. I will post my recipe that I found to taste really good so that way you could make it yourself!
- Beef cut in small rectangle pieces
- 1 cup lentils (brown or green)
- 1 cup of angel hair pasta or vermicelli pasta
- Olive oil
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 bunch parsley
- 3 or 4 celery sticks
- 1 canned chickpeas/ garbanzo beans or 1 cup fresh garbanzo beans (soaked overnight)
- 5 tomatoes (boil and peel skin)
- 2 carrots (add with tomatoes to make a puree)
- 2 yellow onions
- 1 spoon tomato paste
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp salt ( may need to add more for Taste)
- 1 1/2 tsp ras el hanout moroccan spice
- 1/2 cayenne pepper(in case you want it a little spicy)
- 1 stick cinnamon
Spices will change since you are adding water so add more spices to your tasting as well.
Add onions, cook till it is translucent. Then add beef, spices, pureed tomatoes and carrots, lentils, chopped celery and garbanzo beans (chickpeas).
Add spices and a lot of water depending how big you’re cooking for or how big your pot is the recipe will slightly change when adding water because it will take away some taste of the spices. Make sure to use pressure cooker and cook for 45 minutes.
After add chopped cilantro, parsley, and add spoon of tomato paste but add the water from the soup with the tomato paste mix it and then add it into the soup.
Add one cup of pasta. The soup has to be between thick and watery. If it is not between the consistently wait a little and it come to that form and then add one or two eggs. If not mix flour with water and gradually add it to the soup till it becomes the perfect consistency.
Then you’re done 🙂 hope you enjoy it and when you make it email me or dm on Instagram with pictures !