Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Look at that !!!!, a mouthwatering soup that I love for breakfast. In fact this is one of my favorite lentil  and chickpeas soups outside of one I had in Moroccon many years ago now. There are thousands of "Moroccan" Lentil Soup recipes out there; especially on the internet 
and there are a few variations, but this is one of the best soups I've had in ages! 

Extremely easy to make and very cheap (leave out the saffron if you don't already have any)! This lemony, peppery soup is traditionally enjoyed at the end of a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This zesty harira recipe was taught to me by my budddy Mohammad. He used to force me to buy his perfume collections and that's how we became buddy and in return I forced him to teach me the BEST MOROCCON CHICKPEA SOUPS. OMG I treasured this recipe so much. It's Mohammad's family recipe inherited to me...ha....ha...should get a Moroccon hubby soon.

The recipe below will serve 6 to 8 people, and follows the pressure cooker method. This hearty Moroccan soup which is fragrant, earthy, colourful, with a hint of saffron makes it exotic. Best serve with crusted bread...baguette will definitely be enjot this hearty soups for breakfast.

2 cups cooked chickpeas / 2 cawan kacang kuda rebus
3 tablespoons olive oil / 3 sdb minyak zaiton
250 g minced lamb / 250 g daging kambing kisar
3/4 teaspoon salt / 3/4 sdt garam
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper / 1/4 sdt lada hitam tumbuk
1 cup diced onions / 1 cawan bawang besar cincang
1/2 cup diced celery / 1/2 cawan celery cincang
2 teaspoons ground ginger / 2 sdt halia parut
2 teaspoons turmeric / 2 sdt serbuk kunyit
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon / 1 sdt serbuk kayu manis
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg / 1/2 sdt serbuk pala

1 cup diced tomatoes and their juices / 1 cawan tomato cincang
1 cup tomato soup - I used HEINZ/ 1 cawan sup tomato HEINZ
1.5 litre rich chicken stock /1.5 litre stok ayam
1 cup cooked green lentils / 1 cawan dhal rebus
1 cup cooked pasta / 1 cawan pasta masak
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves / 1/2 cawan daun ketumbar cincang
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves / 2 sdb daun pasley cincang
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice/ 2 sdt jus lemon
2 tbsp flour /2 sdb tepung
5 threads of saffrons / 5 urai koma-koma
Cilantro sprigs, for garnishing / daun ketumbar untuk hiasan


In large heavy saucepan or dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onion and celery and cook, covered, for 7-10 minutes or until onion is tender add in minced lamb stirring occasionally.

Add cinnamon, turmeric, salt, pepper, ginger, hot pepper sauce and saffron. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas, tomato soup and broth. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for about 40 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Stir in pasta and simmer, covered, about 7 minutes longer or until noddles are just tender. In bowl, whisk flour, and 1 cup water until smooth. Whisk flour mixture into soup and simmer, stirring often, for 2-4 minutes or until soup is thickened and no raw flour taste remains.

Stir in half of the parsley and cilantro, and all of the lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding up to 1/2 tsp more salt if needed. Garnish with remaining parsley and cilantro.


Ini pukulan OMBAK RINDU la...temankan budak-budak ni tenguk wayang ombak rindu...saya beli dua tiga paket kacang kuda rebus...aleh..aleh tak termakan...jadi saya terus cari kambing kisar nak buat sup Magribi ni..kalau ingat kacang kuda ini biasanya saya akan teringat sup ini. Ini memang favourite saya paling suka saya buat dalam bulan Ramadanla...macam bubur lambuk Malaysia..di Magribi dia orang paling suka buka puasa dengan sup ini. Terdapat berbagai jenis dan berbagai warna... paling sedap kalau ada koma-koma aka saffron lagi wangi dan sedap.

Sedap makan dengan baguette atau roti keras.  Ooi...mak ai cuaca hujan begini memang sedap hirup sup ni...boleh dikatakan ala-ala stew pun ada. So akibat dari pukulan OMBAK RINDU maka kami anak beranak terdapar di jemputla sarapan ala Moroccon saya.

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Askum Kak Patty..pandainya akak masak...1st time ina dgr menu mcm nie..kalau tkr daging kambing kpd daging lembu boleh ke? agak2 ok tk?

tgk makanan...semua nk cuba...uhuhuhu

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Sedap ni Ina..akak memang suka....daging lembu pun boleh akak saje nak panaskan badan ambik kambinglah..deman belum kebah lagi..biar daging lepas tu menendang macam kambing...cubala..pandai2 adjust tomato...ikut selera masing-masing ya!!!


waaaa...tgk wekend nt mcm mana...kdg2 tue terpk nk msk lain..then termasak benda lain...adeh2..psl ina mmg tk leh mkn kambing...terus tahan gamaknya...

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Salam Ina, akak pun jarang masak kambing dah demam ni rasa nak panaskan badan jadi akak masukkan kambing kisar...biar lepas nie boleh menendang..kah...kah..

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