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[Quran: Chapter 2:183]


Monday, August 17, 2009

Ramadan Iftar Recipes | Vegetarian Soups from the Middle East

The Arabs make great soups. Soups are easy to make, tasty, healthy, wholesome and filling. As such soups are a great dish to serve for iftar during Ramadan.

Here's a basic, yet delicious, chickpea-based soup.

CHICKPEA SOUP - HASA AL-HUMMUS(Serves from 6 to 8)


1 cup chickpeas, soaked in water overnight, then drained
8 cups water
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 medium size onions, chopped
8 cloves garlic, chopped into small pieces
1 small hot pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon ground mustard seeds
1/4 cup lemon juice


1) Place chickpeas and water in a saucepan and bring to boil. Cover and cook over medium heat for 1 hour.

2) In the meantime, heat oil in a frying pan; then stir-fry onions, garlic, and hot pepper until they begin to brown.

3) Add frying pan contents with the remaining ingredients to the chickpeas. Cover and cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until chickpeas are well-cooked.

Total Calories Per Serving: 133
Fat: 4 grams

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