Shorba Soup

Recipe by Sageca

Soup is traditionaly the first course in an Algerian meal. It's specially good with some lemon juice.

Top Review by LoriInIndiana

I am a bit suprised how much I enjoyed this soup. I wasn't sure as to what to expect, but I am very glad I chose to make this for my part of the NA*ME challenge for ZWT 3. It is not something I would have probably been drawn to choose, but some times good things just come to you when you're not looking. I did forget to read through all the instructions first, so I added my canned chickpeas in step 1 as opposed to step 4, but no harm done really. I also cut back on the water about a cup's worth. Thanks so much for expanding my horizons with this one. = )

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put chicken, onion, zucchini, potato, celery, carrot, salt, pepper, cinnamon, paprika, tomato paste, oil, chick-peas and 1/2 cup of water in a large pot.
  2. Cover and saute over low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the water, bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Add pasta and chickpeas (if using canned). Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Add parsley and mint.
  6. Serve with lemon slices.

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