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    Harira (Moroccan Lentil Soup)

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    2 hrs 50 mins

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    misscasablanca's Note:

    Tomato soup with lentils,chickpeas, and vermicelli pasta. Perfect for those cold winter days. This soup is served everyday during the holy month of Ramadan. This is a modified recipe from my mother.

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    1. 1
      Chop celery, onion, cilantro.
    2. 2
      Place the lamb (bones optional, for flavoring), spices, margarine, celery, onion, and cilantro into a large pot over a low heat.
    3. 3
      Stir tomatoes(without juice) into the mixture and let simmer for 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Pour tomato juice, 7 cups water, and the lentils into the pot.
    5. 5
      Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Let soup simmer, covered, for 2 hours. Stirring occasionally.
    6. 6
      About 10 minutes before serving turn the heat to medium-high, place chickpeas and vermicelli into the soup, let cook about 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Serve soup with lemon wedges on the side.
    8. 8
      This is optional: serve with warm slices of bread, dates and boiled eggs (cut in half and sprinkled with cumin and salt).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2010

      Smells wonderful!, easy to make & tastes great! My first time ever trying Moroccan food, i was worried it'd be too spicy... seems like the flavors may increase as it sits there. I substituted scallions for red pepper, doubled the celery, used only 1/4 tsp black pepper, added a cup of carrots ... very happy with the results!

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    • on July 21, 2007


      I tried the recipe and it was nice but I found it a bit bland so I added some cumin which seems to have done the trick but it is still not hundred persent. I still think that something is missing. The recipe was very easy to make.

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    • on March 20, 2007



    Nutritional Facts for Harira (Moroccan Lentil Soup)

    Serving Size: 1 (318 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 188.9
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 20.0 mg
    Sodium 157.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 10.4 g

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