Recipe: Harira

I ran across this Moroccan soup a few months ago and figured I’d eventually get around to it and now it’s easily one of my favorites. With a hearty tomato and spice base it contains what seems like an overwhelming amount of things (chickpeas, lentils, and a small amount of meat as well) but that gives it a great base but makes it hearty enough for a full meal.

Harira

AuthorMabDifficultyBeginner

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

Ingredients
 200 g ground meat (lamb, beef or chicken)
 3 tbsp vegetable oil
 800 ml water
 3 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 tbsp ground ginger
 1 tsp black pepper
 1 tbsp salt
 ½ tsp tumeric
 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
 ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
 2 stalks celery, chopped
 1 onion, minced
 200 g cooked chickpeas
 50 g dried lentils
 400 g chopped tomatoes (canned is fine)
 50 g uncooked rice

Directions
1

Heat the oil in a soup pot and once hot, add the meat and cook until browned, about 5-6 minutes.

2

Add the cilantro, parsley, celery, onion, spices, water, and tomatoes.

3

Heat over high heat until rolling boil then set heat to low.

4

Add the lentils, chickpeas, and tomato paste and let cook for 15-20 minutes.

5

Add the rice, and cook an addition 15-20 minutes.

6

Adjust seasoning, add thickening agent if you like (1 tbsp cornstrach + water, or 1 tbsp flour + water).

Adapted from The Spruce Eats

Ingredients

Ingredients
 200 g ground meat (lamb, beef or chicken)
 3 tbsp vegetable oil
 800 ml water
 3 tbsp tomato paste
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 tbsp ground ginger
 1 tsp black pepper
 1 tbsp salt
 ½ tsp tumeric
 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
 ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
 2 stalks celery, chopped
 1 onion, minced
 200 g cooked chickpeas
 50 g dried lentils
 400 g chopped tomatoes (canned is fine)
 50 g uncooked rice

Directions

Directions
1

Heat the oil in a soup pot and once hot, add the meat and cook until browned, about 5-6 minutes.

2

Add the cilantro, parsley, celery, onion, spices, water, and tomatoes.

3

Heat over high heat until rolling boil then set heat to low.

4

Add the lentils, chickpeas, and tomato paste and let cook for 15-20 minutes.

5

Add the rice, and cook an addition 15-20 minutes.

6

Adjust seasoning, add thickening agent if you like (1 tbsp cornstrach + water, or 1 tbsp flour + water).

Harira

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