Saturday, May 19, 2012

"Jari" Frik Soup ‘جاري’ حساء فريك


Ingredients

  • 250g of lamb meat (on the bone cut into small pieces)
  • 250g of chicken pieces (on the bone cut into small pieces)
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 small carrot finely grated
  • 1 small courgette finely grated
  • (Optional) 1 or 2 fresh green mild chillies
  • 1 teacup Frik or burghul (cracked wheat)
  • ½ cup ready cooked chickpeas
  • ½ tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato pate
  • 1 to 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup of chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp dried mint (or fresh)
  • ½ tbsp coriander powder
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • (Optional) Lemon wedges
Steps
  1. Heat the oil then add the meat, onion, carrot, courgette, salt, pepper and the rest of the spices. Mix everything and cook on a low heat to sweat the onions and the vegetables
  2. When onions are soft add 1 to 1 ½ litre of water and the chillies and cook until meat is cooked.
  3. Add tomatoes, chickpeas and burghul and leave to cook for 15 to 20 minutes
  4. Check seasoning, then add mint and coriander leaves
  5. Serve with a nice piece of bread and a squeeze of a fresh lemon