Moroccan Pumpkin Soup (L'hamraak Garagh)

"This is definitely something "different" than your usual Thanksgiving fare."
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Ready In:
1hr 42mins




  • Cover the chickpeas with water.
  • Cover and allow to soak overnight.
  • Drain.
  • Saute the leeks in the oil over medium heat until soft and translucent,approximately 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the broth, pumpkin cubes or puree, chickpeas, honey, spices and salt to the pan.
  • Cover and simmer until the chickpeas are tender, about 1 1/4 hours.
  • If using the cinnamon stick, discard it.
  • If desired, transfer the soup to a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Season to taste.
  • Note: Sugar pumpkins are eating pumpkins.
  • They are considerably smaller than ornamental carving pumpkins.
  • For Vegan option do not use honey. And for Vegetarian do not use Chicken broth.

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  1. Gladgm
    WOW!! This soup was amazing. It has a flavor unlike anything else I hjave ever tasted. Very exotic, sweet, but mild; great cold weather soup. This was so good I took it to work and shared it with a coworker, because I knew she would love it too. I used canned chickpeas, and added cardamon and a pinch of five star powder. My taste buds just thought the flavor would be complemented with the additions.
  2. Milla
    pretty good soup. i put it on the stove and used canned chickpeas.
  3. Dina Meyer
    It was Horrible!! I had to throw the entire batch out.. My friend described it as a cross between Humus and Pumpkin Pie.. Ick!!
  4. LikeItLoveIt
    This was fabulous. This is a must try for everyone!
  5. Tulip-Fairy
    What a great soup, we used pumpkins as the children wanted to carve them. The flesh was scraped out so I pureed the soup for a better consistancy. It tasted like nothing I have made before, sweet, spicy and exotic. A great winter warmer that my guests really enjoyed. I used onions as I didn't have any leeks and it was still delicious. Served it with recipe#260654. Thank you Mirj this is nothing like hummus or Pumpkin pie, I will be making this again!


  1. Gerlinde.Hitzenberg
    This soup is great and easy to make. I substituted the leeks with onions as I did not have any leeks at home. A dollop of joghurt or sour cream on top really gives it an extra zing. Will certainly be making this one again.



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