Harira soup

Friday - - Wanted -

(serves 4) Chef Mo­hamed Na­jdi, Aw­tar, Grand Hy­att Dubai

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook­ing time: 30 mins

In­gre­di­ents 150g fresh toma­toes, chopped 15g tomato paste 20g co­rian­der, chopped 40g pars­ley, chopped 20g cel­ery, chopped 50g olive oil 40g red onion, chopped 40g green lentils, cleaned and washed 1/2 tin chick­peas, drained and skin re­moved 1 litre wa­ter pinch salt 1 tsp ginger pow­der 1/2 tsp cin­na­mon pow­der 20g ver­mi­celli 15g corn­flour, dis­solved in tepid wa­ter Method: 1. In a blender, blitz to­gether toma­toes, tomato paste, co­rian­der, pars­ley and cel­ery into a purée. 2. Heat oil in a large pan. Sauté onion un­til glossy. Add pre­pared purée, green lentils, chick­peas and wa­ter, and bring to a boil. Cook un­til lentils and chick­peas are soft then add salt and ginger and cin­na­mon pow­ders. 3. Add ver­mi­celli and con­tinue to cook un­til ten­der. Stir in corn­flour so­lu­tion well so there are no lumps, cook for 10 min­utes and serve.

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