Harira




Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 3 cans (approximately 6 cups) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces (1¼ cups) green lentils, washed
  • 1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • Lemon juice (optional)

Procedure

  1. In a large saucepan, heat half the oil. Add the onion and cook 10 minutes, until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, turmeric, ginger, and cumin and cook a few more minutes.
  3. Stir in the stock and add the lentils and tomatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
  5. Stir in the chickpeas, remaining olive oil, cilantro, parsley, salt, pepper and lemon juice (if using), and simmer 5 more minutes.
Serves 8 to 10.

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