Harira (Arabic: الحريرة al-ḥarīra, Berber languages: ⴰⵣⴽⵉⴼ azkif) is a traditional Moroccan soup and originally from Morocco. It is popular as a starter but is also eaten on its own as a light snack. There are many variations and it is mostly served during Ramadan, although it can be made throughout the year.
Harira's base-recipe is composed of the following ingredients, and may vary depending on regions:
- Tadouira - a thickening mixture made from flour and water and sometimes canned tomato paste, which is added at the end of the harira cooking process
- tomatoes and tomato concentrate
- beaten eggs
- herbs (celery, parsley and coriander), in Bechar and El Bayadh: cotton lavender
- spices (mainly saffron, ginger, and pepper)
- small amount of meat: (beef, lamb or chicken)
- a spoon or two of olive oil.
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