International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo
Recipes Around the World International Vegetarian Union
Vegan Western Asian Recipes
Contributed by Vegetarians and Vegans from around the world
Use these links to buy from amazon and IVU gets up to 10%!

Hasa Al-Khadr (Vegetable Soup)
From: windhorse

This is a simple and satisfying vegetarian vegetable soup from Iraq. I found the recipe on a website I belive is called sudairy.com, a collection of MIddle Eastern recipes. Everyone who ahs tried it has enjoyed it. I believe it is low in fat and calories, and it's simple to prepare. I did modify the original recipe slightly.

SERVES 8

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (use the extra virgin if possible)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced about 1/4 inch
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced about 1/2 inch
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
  • 7 cups vegetable broth (or mixed broth and water half and half)
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger (a MUST)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Heat the oil in a 6 quart (or larger) saucepan on medium heat. Add carrots, onions, garlic and ginger. Stir-fry about 8 minutes.

Add potatoes, tomatoes and cilantro. Stir fry another 5 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer. Cover and cook about 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.