Harira - Moroccan Lamb Stew

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

I learned how to make this from an ex-boyfriend's mother. This stew has a very unique flavor. You can substitute beef if you prefer.

Top Review by RehReh

Oh my goodness! This was a fantastic soup. The flavors combinations are delicious. The only thing I changed was the cooking technique. As the spice mixture is very similar to what Indian's use, I used my mothers method for cooking just about anything. Saute onions for a few minutes, then add spices, cook a few minutes more-until the oils have released then continue as directed. It came out beautifully! Thanks for a great simple recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the lamb, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, margarine, celery, onion, and cilantro into a large soup pot over a low heat.
  2. Stir frequently for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour tomatoes (reserve juice) into the mixture and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour tomato juice, 7 cups water, and the lentils into the pot.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer.
  6. Let soup simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  7. About 10 minutes before serving turn the heat to medium-high, place chickpeas and noodles into the soup, let cook about 10 minutes (until noodles are al dente).
  8. Stir in lemon and eggs, let eggs cook 1 minute.

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