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Harira Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of boneless lamb cubes
  • 2 level tsp of salt
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • ¼ tsp nigella seeds
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1tsp turmeric powder
  • 7 oz brown lentils
  • 1 can of chick peas/ broad beans
  • 5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 5 stalks of celery finely sliced
  • 4 oz chopped coriander
  • 4 oz chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 3 tbsp vermicelli
  • 2 tbsp corn flour dissolved in a cup of water
  • 1 tbsp butter

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

1. Heat oil in a large pan. Add nigella seeds to the pan and lightly fry the onions in it.

Step 2

2. Add the turmeric, black pepper and cinnamon and mix in the lamb at a high heat.

Step 3

3. After 3 minutes, stir in the lentils, beans and salt.

Step 4

4. Blend the tomato paste in 1 cup of water and add it to the pan.

Step 5

5. Add a further 3 cups of water and simmer until the meat is almost tender.

Step 6

6. Add the coriander and parsley and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Step 7

7. Finally add the vermicelli, corn flour paste and a tablespoon of butter.

Step 8

8. Continue to stir until the soup has thickened and now the Harira soup is ready to serve!

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