Moroccan harira soup

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
125 grams Chick peas; washed and picked
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\N \N ; overnight
2 tablespoons Butter
1½ teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
1 teaspoon Ground turmeric
1 teaspoon Ground paprika
½ teaspoon Ground black pepper
1 pinch Krokos Greek red saffron threads*
500 grams Lamb fillets or shoulder; cut into cubes
1 large Onion; finely chopped
⅓ cup Chopped Italian parsley
⅓ cup Chopped Coriander
400 grams Chopped tinned tomatoes
5 cups Water; (5 to 6)
125 grams Lentils; washed and picked
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2 tablespoons Lemon juice
\N \N Salt to taste

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, paprika, pepper and saffron threads. Cook slowly for two minutes to release their wonderful fragrances. Add the cubed lamb, onion, parsley and coriander and cook stirring until the lamb is cooked and the onions are soft, about 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook a further 5 minutes. Add the water and chickpeas and heat to boiling point. Simmer for 1 hour, partially covered..

Add the lentils and cook a further 45 minutes until the lentils are soft.

Add lemon juice and salt and cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve with extra lemon slices and parsley if desired.

Converted by MC_Buster.

Per serving: 701 Calories (kcal); 25g Total Fat; (30% calories from fat); 37g Protein; 90g Carbohydrate; 62mg Cholesterol; 289mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 5 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1½ Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 4 ½ Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

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