North African Spiced Soup

North African Spiced Soup
North African Spiced Soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Serves 6

  • 1

    large onion, chopped

  • 5

    cups vegetable stock

  • 1

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1

    tsp ground turmeric

  • 1

    tbsp grated fresh root ginger

  • pinch cayenne pepper

  • 2

    carrots,diced

  • 2

    celery sticks, diced

  • 14 oz can chopped tomatoes

  • 1

    lb floury potatoes, diced

  • 5

    strands saffron

  • 14oz can chick-peas, drained

  • 2

    tbsp chopped fresh coriander

  • 1

    tbsp lemon juice

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • wedges of lemon, to serve

Directions

1 Place the onion in a large pot with 300rnl/~ pint/1 Y4 cups of the vegetable stock. Simmer gently for about 10 minutes. 1Place the onion in a large pot with 300rnl/~ pint/1 Y4 cups of the vegetable stock. Simmer gently for about 10 minutes. 2 Meanwhile, mix together the cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and cayenne pepper. Add 30rnl12 tbsp of the vegetable stock and mix together to form a paste. 3 Stir the spicy paste into the onion mixture and add the chopped carrots, celery and the remaining vegetable stock. 4 Bring the mixture back to a boil, stirring, and reduce the heat. Cover the saucepan with a lid and gently simmer for a further 5 minutes. The chick-peas in this soup are a good source of fibre, which can relieve constipation. They are also a good source of low-fat protein, vitamins and minerals 5 Add the tomatoes and potatoes and simmer gently, covered, for 20 minutes. Add the saffron, chickpeas, coriander and lemon juice. Add pepper to taste and when piping hot, serve with wedges of lemon.

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