Harira – soup from North Africa

Harira - soup from North Africa
Harira – soup from North Africa

Soups are wonderful such days when winter creeps closer and snow lurking on to come anytime.

Think soup is great food that really deserves better reputation than it has now. It will be both measured and it need not cost much to do. I make enough soup at least one time a week. Simple, fast, and just to warm up later if you have bråttomt. Go’s great for freezing, too.
The soup that I offer today called Harira. A vast plain soup in North Africa, mainly Morocco and Algeria. During Ramadan so often breaks the fast with this particular soup. There are probably as many recipes for Harira, as there are homes.


1 packet of crushed tomatoes
1 chopped yellow onion
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tsp ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tsp hot paprika
0.5 tsp turmeric
2 bay leaves
salt pepper
2 bouillon cubes
2 liters
2 cans chickpeas
1 bar celery
0.5 glass vermicelli
Fry the onions soft in the oil. Add the garlic and let it fry get on well with the lid on. Add tomatoes, water, celery, kryddornaoch let it get boil for about 30 minutes. Mix well the soup later. Then add the chickpeas and cook for about 15 minutes. Add Vermicellin and let it get simmer for a few minutes. Now the soup is ready.

Harira - soup from North Africa
Harira – soup from North Africa

5 Comments Add yours

  1. bitsofnice says:

    Wonderful spices! This soup sounds really tasty. I think you are right in saying soups aren’t loved as much as they should be! I do the same as you and make a soup every week that will last me for most of the week if not all of it.


    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Happy to hear you have the same feelings for soup as me. 🙂 The perfect food if you have a stressful life. 🙂 I love the pices in this soup. Its spicey without but not hot.


  2. aj Santiago says:

    the harira i have had in the past had chickpeas and lentils i think I’m going to put fresh cooked chickpeas and lentils in it with a little bit of coriander as well. thanks for the recipe!


    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yes try it and let me know wha tyou think, Im sure your will love it. Lentils is very rare you find in a Harira, Coriander is a good idea if you like that spice, not everyone unfortently do as its a bit special. Every househole do there own version of it 🙂


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