|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 20g||25%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||42%|
|Total Carbohydrate 64g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 12g||44%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 40mg||199%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Chorba is a soup, much like minestrone, but has lots of flavors. It is tomato based with chickpeas and spices. Some variations use vermicelli instead of chickpeas. This is a good comfort food that is very popular during Ramadan in the Middle East.
1 pound lamb loin chops
2 medium onions, finely minced
3 carrots, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
3 medium potatoes, chopped
2 turnips, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped very finely
10 cups water
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and crushed
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas, or garbanzos (soaked overnight)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon saffron
1/4 cup lemon juice
Gather the ingredients.
Place meat and veggies (except tomatoes) in a large saucepan. Add about 10 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste. Be very gentle and don't stir vigorously. You want flavor to escape tomatoes slowly.
Add chickpeas, spice, and lemon juice. Slowly stir.
Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for about 30 to 35 minutes covered or until meat and chickpeas are done.
- Switch from lamb to beef stew meat, if you prefer.