Harira (Moroccan Soup) | حريرة | Moroccan Recipe

Harira (Moroccan Soup)

Harira (Moroccan Soup)

Recipe in Arabic: حريرة

Harira (Moroccan Soup) is one of the most popular Moroccan recipes. It is usually served during Ramadan just before sunset. But many people cook it during regular days because it's delicious and is not considered a heavy meal. This dish is also called: hareera or shorba. The recipe is very easy to make and should not take a long time to prepare. Simply follow these steps:


  • ½ kg of tomatoes
  • 100 grams of boneless beef
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 cup of rice (or vermicelli)
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 cup of soaked chickpeas
  • 1 cup of soaked fava beans
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 bouquet of chopped parsley and cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of saffron
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon


  1. Put onions, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, and meat in a cooking pot
  2. Add oil, chickpeas, fava beans, all the spices and 2 liters of water
  3. Leave on a medium heat for 30 min
  4. Add rice (or vermicelli) and leave for an extra 10 minutes while stirring continuously

You can slightly change the above ingredients and preparation for Harira (Moroccan Soup) to match your needs and taste.

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