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Harira soup
Region or stateMorocco[1]
Main ingredientsFlour, tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas, onions, rice, meat (beef, lamb, or chicken), olive oil

Harira (Arabic: الحريرةal-ḥarīra, Berber languages: ⴰⵣⴽⵉⴼ azkif) is a traditional Moroccan soup. 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.[2]


Harira's base-recipe is composed of the following ingredients, and may vary depending on regions:

Lemon juice can also be added at serving time as well as salt and turmeric.

It is usually served with hard-boiled eggs sprinkled with salt and cumin, dates and other favorite dried fruits like figs, traditional honey sweets and other home-made special breads or crepes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "dHarira". tfd.
  2. ^ Berry, Vava (2012). Soup: fresh, healthy recipes bursting with seasonal flavour. London: Pavilion Books. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-909108-50-9.
  3. ^ "Tadouira". Cuisine du Maroc (in French). Retrieved 17 January 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Harira at Wikimedia Commons