Jun 18, 2009

MOROCCAN CHICKPEA VEGETABLE SOUP

Moroccan cuisine has become one of the most fascinating foods now days all over the world. Its rich variety of stews and refined use of spices and the mixing of conflicting tastes and a delicious array of sweets, all define Moroccan cuisine, a cuisine that abounds in true Mediterranean essence.
And here I am with to day s recipe Moroccan chick pea and vegetable soup. This soup is a vegetarian of a thick aromatic soup, more like a stew which they enjoyed with whole meal bread or Khbuz. Traditionally they enjoyed this soup at the end of the day of fasting during the holy month Ramadan and here it is……………….

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INGREDIENTS:----
Olive oil --- 2 tab sp
Onion s ---- 2 chopped
Ground cinnamon --- 1 tea sp
Turmeric --- 1/2 tea sp
Salt to taste
Ground pepper --- 1/2 tea sp (according to your taste)
Grated ginger --- 1/4 tea sp
Red chili power or hot chili sauce --- 1/4 tea sp
Saffron – 1 pinch crushed
Tomatoes --- 2 big chopped
Brown lentils --- 1/2 cup
Chickpeas – 1 cup
Carrots – 2 cut in to rounds
Potato – 1 medium cut in to small cubes
Water or vegetable broth --- 4 cups
Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
Lemon juice --- 1/4 cup
Flour – 2 tab sp

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METHOD:-----
1. In a heavy saucepan heat olive oil on a medium heat and add chopped onion s and fry till onion become soft, stir in between.
2. Now add turmeric powder, pepper, ginger, red chili powder or hot pepper, cinnamon powder, salt to taste and saffron and stir for 2 min.
3. Then add tomatoes and brown lentils, chickpeas carrot s, potato cubes, vegetable broth. bring to a full boil and reduce the flame cover and cook for 40 min. or till vegetables and lentils are tender.
4. Now mix flour in 1/2 cup water till smooth and add this flour mixture to soup and mix well.
5. Then add lemon juice (here if you feel like this soup become thick then add 1 cup more water and bring to a full boil).
6. Taste and adjust seasoning and garnish with coriander leaves
Serve with any bread.
THIS PROTEIN RICH CHICK PEA SOUP GOES TO LAVI S IAVW - MORACCAN EVENT BY VISHALI OF HOLY COW

28 comments:

Sailaja said...

looks yummy

Valarmathi said...

Healthy and yummy soup Padma. Looks delicious.

Priya said...

I just love moroccan dishes, this chickpeas soup looks extra ordinary..yumm!!!!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds so filling and looks tempting!

Sanghi said...

hey yummy chickpea soup...!

Parita said...

Healthy soup dear!

DEESHA said...

wow, thatz a hearty soup

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks so yummy! Delicious soup...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow creamy, spicy and delectable.......

Curry Leaf said...

Rekha,I too made Moroccan soup with chickpeas and spinach.Will be posting tomorrow.Yours look very great.Wow

Prathibha said...

hmmm...how come i have not tasted moroccon food so far??
u guys r tempting me to try their cuisine soon...I have heard of their food only after this event is announced and our fellow bloggers are posting their lovely recipes..

What should I say abt this Soup...That is complete packed food in one bowl..full of protiens n vitamins..Love this kind..

Varunavi said...

Looks delicious and yummy,never tasted moroccan cuisine

chakhlere said...

woww!! Nice new recipe!!
I love chickpeas very much, so i am gonna try this now!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Padma said...

Delicious soup and also very healthy ... me too have been hearing about moroccan dishes very lately ... let me also try soup ....

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Protein pack soup...very healthy

Happy cook said...

Wow that looks so so yummy.

sowmya said...

looks so good..healthy too..

Gita said...

Delicious soup Rekha...looks lovely with the bread. What bread is that?

Lavi said...

Iam exploring Moraccan and iam loving it Rekha..Chickpea soup looks delicious!! Send this to me for IAVW-Moracco.

Lisa said...

I too enjoy Moroccan cuisine and would be sure to enjoy this stew. I like that you included lentils along with the chickpeas.

mommyscuisine said...

Soup looks so delicous priya.

kittymatti said...

lovely recipe!! this looks fabulous!

Pavithra said...

Wow thats interesting dish indeed .. so healthy..have bookmarked

Srilakshmi said...

Nice and healthy soup! Looks delicious..

Cynthia said...

I went to a Moroccan restaurant in Seattle last weekend and the soup was out of a can :(

Ramya Bala said...

romba supera iruku paakavey rekha..delicious one Rekha!

CHAITRA said...

Moroccan chick pea salad sounds yummy and very colourful Rekha.Are you From Andhra????????
Do drop in sometime Rekha to my blog!!