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Moroccan Harira served with dates and bread
Type Soup
Place of origin Morocco
Main ingredients Flour, tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas, onions, rice, meat (beef, lamb, or chicken), olive oil
Cookbook: Harira  Media: Harira

Harira (Arabic:حريرة) is a Moroccan traditional soup. It is popular as a starter but is also eaten on its own as a light snack. It is mostly served during Ramadan, although made throughout the year in Morocco.


The word Harira (Arabic:حريرة) is derived from the arabic[1] word "Harir" (Arabic:حرير) meaning silky because of it's consistancy.


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

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 Moroccan chebakia or dates or bread or some slices of lemon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harira. http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/harira.
  2. ^ "Harira". Arousing Appetites. Arousing Appetites. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Harira at Wikimedia Commons