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Harira oranaise.png
Algerian harira from Oran
Place of origin Algeria, Morocco
Main ingredient(s) Flour, tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas, onions, rice, meat (beef, lamb, or chicken), olive oil

Harira is the traditional soup of Maghreb. It is popular as a starter but is also eaten on its own as a light snack.


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. It is served with slices of lemon in Algeria.

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