Hawaij is a Yemenite curry blend that may include coriander, cumin, turmeric, saffron, black peppercorns, and cardamom. It makes a delicious, fragrant, and beautiful soup. Hawaij can be purchased at World Market or at a well-stocked kosher grocery market.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the squash and potatoes to the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in the tomato, celery, carrots, and garbanzo beans with their liquid; cook for 5 minutes.

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  • Pour in the water and bring the soup to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in the hawaij and vegetable bouillon powder. Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender about 15 minutes. Season to taste.

Nutrition Facts

179.1 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 34.4g 11% DV; fat 4.4g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 133.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2010
Yummy! I made my own Hawaij spice mix based on an online recipe as I had all the spices on hand (black pepper cardamom turmeric cloves cumin etc...) Don't know if it was exactly right but the soup was great! My butternut squash was a bit too old so I added more potatoes (3 medium-sized yellow potatoes total) and I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh. The next day I garnished it with feta lemon juice and cilantro and that was awesome. Thanks for a great new flavor. I'll have to ask my Yemeni co-workers about this:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2010
Yummy! I made my own Hawaij spice mix based on an online recipe as I had all the spices on hand (black pepper cardamom turmeric cloves cumin etc...) Don't know if it was exactly right but the soup was great! My butternut squash was a bit too old so I added more potatoes (3 medium-sized yellow potatoes total) and I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh. The next day I garnished it with feta lemon juice and cilantro and that was awesome. Thanks for a great new flavor. I'll have to ask my Yemeni co-workers about this:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
I made this last summer for me and my girlfriend. She is Vegetarian so it can be hard finding something we will both enjoy but this certainly did the trick. I am making it again tomorrow with a few variations so we shall see how that goes. Last time I used Curry paste instead of hawaij and it worked perfectly. Who would have thought swapping out the ingredient the dish is named for would work. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2012
I made my own Hawaij which involved some guesswork but I must have done o.k. because this was fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2015
Delicious soup. I made my own seasoning mix from this website. It gave the soup more character than the usual vegetable soup. I used white beans instead of garbanzo. Thank you for your recipe Sprice. Read More
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