Thick Bean, Lentil and Vegetable Soup


Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

  • About

Harira is a thick, creamy soup eaten in Morocco to break the fast of Ramadan, the holiest observation of the Islamic year.

Every household in Morocco has its own version of this mysterious, rich and varied brown concoction, with its tender chunks of lamb, its beans, aromatics and herbs, tart lemon and smooth egg, all filled out by the thinnest of noodles.

Traditionally Harira is not a chilli-hot dish but it seems to yearn for assertive spicing. Enjoy as a full meal, accompan