Learn How To Make Moroccan Harira Soup Recipe easily at home with common ingredients and without any effort.
Harira is the best soup in Morocco that is cooked in a pressure cooker, especially during the holy RAMADAN month. However, each region in Morocco has its own way of cooking Harira. Also, they usually serve it with dates, boiled eggs, and bread.
So, in this article, I will show you my own recipe, it’s healthy, delicious, and easy to make even though it has many ingredients but all the required ingredients are common. So, just organize and prepare all the needed ingredients and start cooking them.
Hope you like it!
- 20g of cilantro (1 small bouquet), finely chopped
- 20g of parsley (1 small bouquet), finely chopped
- 70g of celery (1 small bouquet), finely chopped
- 1 medium-sized onion, grated
- 6 to 8 tomatoes, grated
- 200g of boneless diced red meat
- 1 and a half tbsp of turmeric powder
- 1 tsp of salt or more depending on your taste
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper
- 1 tbsp of ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp of smen, or ghee
- 100g of lentils
- 2 tbsp of tomato paste
- 5 to 7 tbsp of all-purpose flour+some water
- 100g of dried chickpeas you can use canned chickpeas.
- 1/2 cup of vermicelli, cut into small pieces
- 1 tbsp of coriander for garnish
- 6 to 7 tbsp of vegetable oil
- Firstly, organize all the ingredients that you need. Then, in a pressure cooker at medium heat, add 6 to 7 tbsp of vegetable oil, 1 medium grated onion, 6 to 8 grated tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, celery, finely chopped, 200g of boneless red meat, 100g of lentils, 100g of dried chickpeas (you can soak your chickpeas overnight to use it for later), you can also use canned chickpeas but not at the beginning, 1 tbsp of smen or ghee, salt according to your taste, 1/2 tsp of black pepper, 1 and a half tbsp of turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp of ginger powder, give it a good mix until nicely combined, saute for about 10 minutes. Don’t forget to stir occasionally.
- Then, add 2 tbsp of tomato paste, and 2 liters of hot water, or just pour water until you reach half of your pressure cooker. Close it properly, make the rocker, and once the rocker starts moving around cook for about 25 to 30 minutes.
- After that, we will mix 5 to 7 tbsp of all-purpose flour with some water until the flour is dissolved. Then, pour the flour mixture into our soup (If you prefer your HARIRA waterier just use less flour or more water), and add 1/2 cup of vermicelli, stir occasionally, and let it cook for another 10 minutes until thickens and nice.
- Finally, garnish with 1 tbsp of coriander, and serve it with boiled eggs and dates.
Enjoy your HARIRA soup!