One of the 'misfortune' of working in hospital is one brings home plenty of 'umwanted' gifts..germs, and hospital acquired infections, sore throat, flu and the never ending common cold! I have lost counts how many Kleenex we bought (forget those sapqpy sad days!), or how many pots of soups and plain rice congee we made, to curb these so-called germs that blanket not just me, but my husband and the little darling too.
Then it was time for Ramadhan, but the germs don't fast do they..so we ended up with colds amidst the fasting and the fatigue too! One good thing that came about is there was more 'healthy' menu on the table: instead of cloyingly sweet pastries which usually fare on our ramadhan table, we opted more for soups and rustic bread to go with it.
Warm, hearty soup that takes away the cold. And brings the family together, over bowls of delicious goodness. Instead of the usual lentils, tomato, mushroom, chicken or oxtail soup, I opted for something new. Well, something new homemade. As although I have tried and loved hareera soups served surprisingly in an arabic restaurant locally, I never knew how to make them from scratch.
That was until I tried the recipe from Dima's kitchen. It was better than the shop bought so called gourmet version! This is one proper, homemade soup that could have easily been made in a grandmother's kitchen, garnished with love and some traditional arabic flatbreads to go with it.
I know this soup will be on our dinner table again and again, for I could not see that our common colds getting any better or less frequent, and I certainly could not fathom a tastier soup than this! Whilst you contemplate whether or not to make this soup too, check out Dima's wonderful daily iftar ideas at her site, which I wished I discovered sooner..!
Moroccan Hareera Soup
from Dima's Kitchen
For the recipe, please visit the link above.