Meatball Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Meatball soup with sweet potatoes and chickpeas is cooked with one of the traditional Moroccan spice mixes – Ras-el-Hanout. Usually, it includes cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, coriander, cumin, cloves, pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, fennel, saffron. In general, the number of ingredients in ras-el-hanout, according to various sources, can reach a hundred.

Meatball soup

This meatball soup is especially good on the second or third day, when all tastes unite into a single bright melody.

Ingredients:

  • Large sweet potato (or equal piece of pumpkin) – 1 pcs.
  • Chickpeas – 1 can
  • Onion – 1 pcs.
  • Carrots – 2 pcs.
  • Red bell pepper – 1 pcs.
  • Small noodles – 4 tbsp.
  • Vegetable broth or water – 2 liters
  • Ras-el-Hanout spices – 2 tbsp.
  • Grated lemon peel  – 1 tsp.
  • Brown sugar  – 1 tbsp.
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Cilantro – 1-2 sprigs

For meatballs:

  • Minced meat from chicken breasts – 200 g
  • Cilantro – 3-4 sprigs
  • Green onions – 3-4 feathers
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Ground Black Pepper – a pinch
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp.

Ras-el-Hanut:

  • Cinnamon – 2 tsp.
  • Ground cumin seeds – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Ground coriander seeds – ¾ tbsp.
  • Ginger powder – ¾ tbsp.
  • Turmeric – 2 tsp.
  • Ground red pepper – 1 tsp.

Meatball Soup – Preparation:

  • Prepare a mix of spices by mixing all the ingredients. For soup you need 2 tablespoons, the rest can be stored in a closed dry jar.
  • Peel vegetables for soup and cut them: sweet potatoes or pumpkin – cubes, carrots – circles, red pepper – small cubes, chop the onion finely.
  • Drain the liquid from chickpeas and rinse it with cold water.
  • Fry the onions in preheated olive oil until it becomes transparent, add bell pepper and cook 1 minute.
  • Add ras-el-hanout, mix, and after one minute remove from heat.
  • Boil broth or water in a saucepan, add sweet potato, carrots, fried onions and peppers.
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, add sugar, salt, chickpeas, shallow noodles, grated lemon zest.
  • Stew another 20 minutes.

Meatball soup

  • Make meatballs. Mix chicken mince with finely chopped green onions, cilantro, pepper and, salt.
  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan.
  • With wet hands, make small meatballs from minced meat and fry them on all sides for 3-4 minutes.
  • 5 minutes before the soup is become cooked, put the fried meatballs into it.
  • Taste the soup and, if necessary, add salt or spices.
  • Serve meatball soup with chopped cilantro.

Meatball soup

Meatball soup

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