Chorba

Chorba is traditional spicy tomato based Algerian soup. Usually cooked with lamb, vegetables, chickpea and vermicelli. Very tasty, easy to make and will keep you warm in a cool days.

(Serves 4-6) Ingredients: 250-300 gram lamb cut in cubes 2 carrot, sliced 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can of tomatoes, with juice

200 gram chickpeas

1,5 l lamb stock/ vegetable stock or water

1/2 cup flat parsley and cilantro, finely chopped

1 zucchini cut into little cubes or sliced

100 gram little tiny macaroni or vermicelli 1 potato cut in half 2 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons ras el hanoud ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon cumin Lemon wedges

Method: In a large saucepan heat up oil; add lamb and brown for 5 minutes. Add onion, garlic and carrot; add all spices and sauté for 5-7 minutes. Pour in stock or water; add celery, zucchini, tomatoes and bring it to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 45-50 minutes. Add chickpeas and potato, and simmer for further 20 minutes. Add vermicelli and simmer for 2 minutes. Add parsley/ cilantro and serve with lemon wedge.

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2 thoughts on “Chorba

  1. Hello Irina,

    I am a big fan of soups. A soup with lamb and tomato I have never had though. Looks delicious and ist on the cooking list for next fall.

    Thanks for participating the event. Please mention the event in your post and link to it as well.

    Cheers
    tobias

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