Harira

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by nannie jo

During the ninth month of their calendar, Muslims observe the ritual fast of Ramadan. For the entire month, they abstain from eating during the day; in the evening, they take small meals and visit with friends and family. This is a variation of the soup that is traditionally eaten to break the fast at the Ramadan meal. I am posting this recipe for world tour-2--Middle Eastern

Top Review by SugaredAlmond

This is a lovely, thick meaty soup, absolutely perfect for a cold day. There's a lovely combination of flavours with this dish. I did add a few moe spices to it - coriander, cumin and a green chilli, but only because I'm a bit of a spice monkey! I served it with pitta bread, harissa paste and wedges of lemon

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the lamb with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat. Add lamb; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add onion; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in water, chickpeas, cinnamon, and ground red pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato, lentils, and bell pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in pasta, cilantro, and juice; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.
  4. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups).

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