Chorba Hamra bel Frik (Algerian Lamb, Tomato, and Freekeh Soup)
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"This traditional Algerian soup is prepared every day during the month of Ramadan by most families. It is usually accompanied by briks or boreks."
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Ingredients1 h 25 m servings 277 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings
- Place freekeh in a bowl and cover with cold water. Set aside.
- Combine lamb, onion, pepper, paprika, cinnamon, and salt in a pot. Add oil, 1/2 of the cilantro, 1/2 of the mint, and celery and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in chickpeas and cover with a little water. Bring to a gentle simmer. Add tomato paste, zucchini, and carrot and mix well.
- Set a steamer over the pot and add tomatoes. Cover and steam tomatoes until soft, about 5 minutes. Crush tomatoes using a wooden spoon so pulp drips into the soup. Discard leftover tomato peels. Add potato and enough water to cover. Simmer until potato is soft, about 10 minutes.
- Drain freekeh and add to the soup. Simmer until soft, about 15 minutes. Remove celery stalk. Sprinkle soup with remaining cilantro and mint before serving.
Per Serving: 277 calories; 11.1 g fat; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 24 mg cholesterol; 148 mg sodium. Full nutrition