Harira Recipe

Here is my shortcut recipe for Hareera…it’s well liked here at home:)

Below is an easy but very good recipe for hareera…when I don’t have a lot of time I use it…however, you can use fresh peeled and seeded tomatos and fresh chickpeas that have been soaked and peeled:)

Hareera soup:

Parsley (2 kinds ½ cup each, chopped fine)
Lentils (1/3 cup not soaked)
Hummus (1 cup canned)
Pasta (1/3 cup)
Rice (1/3 cup)
Onion (2 chopped fine, I put them in the food processer)
Celery (2 to 3 stocks chopped fine, I put them in the food processer)
Meat (bones and meat)
Natural cheese (1 tablespoon) *this is a cheese that we bring back from Morocco, you may not be able to find it, but you can leave it out and the soup is still fine.
Paprika (2 tablespoon)
Ground ginger (1 tablespoon)
Salt (2 teaspoon)
Pepper (1 teaspoon)
Oil (2 tablespoons)
Flour (2 tablespoons)
1 egg
1 large can crushed tomato

  1. Cook oil, onions and celery for 10 min, then add meat,
    cook until Meat is lightly brown and add spices and cheese,
    Cook for 5 more minutes and then fill pot ¾ full with water,
    and throw in lentils. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer
    for 3 hours.

  2. Dissolve flour in a large cup of water then add to soup base,
    Stirring continuality. Next add ¾ large can of crushed tomatoes,
    Stir very well for 3 to 4 minutes, then add parsley, pasta and rice.
    Stir well and bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 3omin,
    Stirring often. The soup should have a small amount of thickness, but if it seems to thick, add a class of water.

  3. Add chickpeas and lightly beaten egg, stirring well while adding egg.

Serve with dates.


Thanks for sharing the recipe Nada :).
What kind of pasta do you use?

Thanks for the recipe, Nada. I will try to get a chance to prepare it one day before Ramadan!!!


hmmmmmmmmmm chukran khti for sharing tbark lah 3lik

I know that harira soup is best during the month of Ramadan when it’s frequently served to break the fast at sunset. Some families also enjoy eating harira at suhoor, the meal taken in the early morning hours before a day’s fasting officially begins… Thanks for sharing. :slight_smile:

Some people get stomachache when eating Harira at Sohoor time.

For breaking fast, we replaced Harira by “Sobba” next to the other elements of Ramadan’s table since years, Sobba (vegetable soup) is lighter & can be more delicious.