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Ingredients

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1 lb lamb meat — cubed
1 1/2 tsp black pepper — ground
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon — ground
1/4 tsp ginger — ground
2 tbsp margarine
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper — ground
1 onion — chopped
1 red onion — chopped
3/4 cup celery — chopped
29 oz tomatoes — diced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro — chopped
7 cups water
15 oz garbanzo beans — drained
1 lemon — juiced
3/4 cup green lentils
2 eggs — beaten
4 oz vermicelli pasta

Nutritional information

467
calories
50g
carbohydrates
29.4
protein
16.7 g
fat

Harira

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
    • 2 hrs 45 mins
    • Serves 6
    • Medium

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    Harira is a traditional delicacy that Moroccans use to break their fasts during Ramadan. One of the best delicacies relished throughout Morocco, Harira can be easily made at home. Season it with some pepper, salt, cinnamon, and mint leaves and enjoy the magic of this aromatic culinary delight that will entice your senses. You can also serve Harira with some chopped cucumber, tomato salad, and fresh dates for added taste.  The possibilities are endless!

    An all-time favorite with Moroccan families, this is a healthy food that will leave you craving for more!

    Health Benefits

    • Harira is a perfectly balanced meal with the right amount of protein from lamb, copious amount of fiber from the vegetables and goodness of all spices put together.
    • Lamb meat is rich in iron and zinc. Additionally, lamb is a rich source of vitamin B12 which help in improving metabolism.
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    How to make Harira

    • Add the turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, butter, cayenne, celery, cilantro, and onion to the lamb in a soup pot.
    • Cook on a low flame for 5 minutes while stirring.
    • Pour the tomato juice and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
    • Add water, and lentils. Allow it to boil and lower the heat to simmer with the lid covered for 2 hours.
    • Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the noodles and chickpeas.
    • Cook for 10 more minutes until the noodles are done. Add the eggs and lemon while stirring. Allow the eggs to cook for a minute and serve hot.

    Trivia

    Harira, the national soup of Morocco, is a staple food during Ramadan.

    Leya Abbas

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