Chorba Bissar

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Seasonal Soups

By Fraser Reid

Published 2019

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This is an everyday soup in North Africa and makes great use of fresh broad beans. Out of season you can make it with dried broad beans, but you will need to simmer the soup for more like 40 minutes.


  • 1 kg broad beans (unpodded weight)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1


Pod the broad beans.

Heat a pot on a medium-low heat and add the oil or butter. Fry the onion, carrot and garlic for 5–10 minutes until soft.

Stir in the podded broad beans and spices and give everything a mix.

Add 1.2 litres of boiling water and the crumbled stock cubes, an