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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Harira

The hubby and I love all different kinds of cuisine.  Right now we are loving Moroccan.  A few nights ago I made Harira, and it was really good!  I've linked up the original recipe I used, and below I'll write it out how I made it.  Of course I can't make something without changing it a bit to suit our tastes.

Harira
Ingredients:
1/2 pound cubed lamb meat
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 onion, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (14 ounce? you know, regular soup can size) can diced tomatoes
3-1/2 cups water
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons green lentils
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans,
drained
1 eggs, beaten
1/2 lemon, juiced
Directions:
1. Place the lamb, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, olive oil, onion, and cilantro into a large soup pot over a low heat. Stir frequently for 5 minutes. Pour tomatoes into the mixture and let simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Pour water and the lentils into the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Let soup simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
3. About 10 minutes before serving turn the heat to medium-high, place chickpeas into the soup, let cook about 10 minutes. Stir in lemon and egg, let cook 1 minute.


I served it with crusty bread, you can find the recipe here.  The harira was really very tasty.  It was also very filling.  I think next time I make it (oh yes, I'll make it again) I'll leave out the egg.  Perhaps not authentic, but it works for me.

7 comments:

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  2. This sounds very delicious. Since I am vegetarian I will try to cook it without meat, but with so many spices I'm sure it will taste great as well. Looking forward to try it. Thank you for sharing the recipe! :-) Franzi (www.greenderella.com)

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  3. this is one of our family's favorite soups! I add a bit of quinoa, and they love squeezing fresh lemon into their own bowls!
    Blessings!
    LIB
    http://bit.ly/9ZjoY1

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  4. I love the combination of spices.Thanks for sharing.I found your blog while hopping.I am your newest follower. I have a blog too. -MArelie www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com

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  5. yum, this post is making me hungry!

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  6. Looks so yummy! Sounds like a great combo of flavors :)

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  7. wow...this looks delicious..it is a bit cold and dreary here today and this looks like a wonderful way to keep warm. welcome to tuesday night supper club and thank you for sharing this great recipe!

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