I'm so sorry to have to give this only one star and if this wasn't for the Zaar TAG game I wouldn't say anything. This recipe didn't work well for me at all. It was doing fine until until I reached the 1/2 flour (is that a mistake?) The 30 mins of simmer left very little liquid in the pot and the flour and water mix made it into nothing but a thick paste. I had to add almost 3 more cups of water to be able to cook the pasta and add a good amount of chicken soup base to try and cover the flour taste that ruined the soup. It covered all of the ginger and saffron....well, everything except the pepper and it kept sticking to the bottom of the pot. I would strongly suggest that a small amount of corn starch be used to thicken it a bit if thickening is desired.
I loved it,it was an ethnic wonder+meatless too