Harira is basically a spicy Moroccan tomato soup with a lot of other things. For a full pot of Harira, we used a whole kilo of tomatoes.
Ingredients: 1 large onion, whole 1 c flour
1 kg tomatoes 1 c water
1 sm bunch celery leaves, chopped
1 sm bunch parsley, chopped 1 140 g. can tomato paste
1 large cup chick peas
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt 1 sm. bag sharia pasta (soak first)
1 tsp ground plack pepper
1 tsp ginger
½ tsp turmeric 1 sm bunch cilantro, chopped
2 liters water 1 cube knorr bullion
Combine the onion, celery leaves, parsely, chick peas, olive oil, salt, pepper, ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, and 2 liters of water in a pressure cooker, and cook under pressure (setting #2) for ½ hour. Remove from pressure and check if the beans have been cooked. If not, cook another 15 minutes
Remove the pressure cooker and allow the pressure to drop before opening pot.
Remove the whole onion with the boiled tomatoes, and puree in a blender, or with a hand-held blender.
Strain the tomato and onion puree back into the cooked beans, herbs, and spices
blend flour and 1 c. water, and add to thicken the soup
Add the small can of tomato paste, and bring the soup to a boil on the stove for 10 minutes
Add the soaked sharia pasta and stir continually for 10 minutes to avoid having the pasta coagulate at the bottom of the pot.
Add chopped coriander and 1 cub of knorr chicken bullion, cook for 10 minutes more, and serve with bread.
... It was narrated from Jabir bin ‘Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “Thefood of one person is sufficient for two, the food of two is sufficient for four, and the food for four is sufficient for eight.” ...