Hello all and Ramadan Kareem!
Every year in the run up to Ramadan we prepare by making a huge pot of Harira soup, which is a soup that 99% of Moroccans eat to break the fast.
Many Moroccans believe that harira is a symbol of Ramadan and it is normally served in colourful bowls and traditionally eaten with small ladel-like wooden spoons.
The soup itself is very comforting and easy to digest after a day of fasting.
The soup consists of tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas, usually some meat for flavor, and plenty of fresh herbs—parsley, coriander (cilantro) and celery leaves.
Shopping in the Moroccan markets is such a pleasurable, sensuous experience but unfortunately when we are back in Scotland, we have to make do with shopping in the local supermarket.
However we are lucky enough to have an excellent Turkish supermarket in our neighborhood which stocks excellent olive oil from the beautiful town of Moulay Idriss in Northern Morocco.
We like to serve the soup with lemon, coriander and extra seasoning. It is an excellent soup to cook with children as there are so many bright, colourful ingredients and vegetables to chop. Here is our recipe - feel free to adapt to whatever spices you have in your cupboards as our Moroccan friends and family do and enjoy!!!
Malika and Ameenah's Moroccan Harira
Serve and enjoy!!!
Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to be hosting its fifth annual Ramadan & Eid for Kids blog hop, where bloggers come together to share ideas for teaching kids about and honoring Ramadan & Eid. Don't forget to check out our blog hops from last year, 2017, 2016, and 2015. Be sure to follow our Ramadan & Eid boards on Pinterest for even more ideas!