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Hawaij Vegetable Soup

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Hawaij is a Yemenite curry blend that may include coriander, cumin, turmeric, saffron, black peppercorns, and cardamom. It makes a delicious, fragrant, and beautiful soup. Hawaij can be purchased at World Market or at a well-stocked kosher grocery market.

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  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the squash and potatoes to the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in the tomato, celery, carrots, and garbanzo beans with their liquid; cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in the water and bring the soup to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in the hawaij and vegetable bouillon powder. Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender about 15 minutes. Season to taste.
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Reviews

Robin
10
4/8/2010

Yummy! I made my own Hawaij spice mix based on an online recipe as I had all the spices on hand (black pepper, cardamom, turmeric, cloves, cumin, etc...) Don't know if it was exactly right, but the soup was great! My butternut squash was a bit too old, so I added more potatoes (3 medium-sized yellow potatoes total), and I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh. The next day I garnished it with feta, lemon juice, and cilantro, and that was awesome. Thanks for a great new flavor. I'll have to ask my Yemeni co-workers about this :)

burritoboy
4
3/16/2011

I made this last summer for me and my girlfriend. She is Vegetarian so it can be hard finding something we will both enjoy, but this certainly did the trick. I am making it again tomorrow with a few variations so we shall see how that goes. Last time I used Curry paste instead of hawaij and it worked perfectly. Who would have thought swapping out the ingredient the dish is named for would work.

greenmama
3
1/3/2012

I made my own Hawaij, which involved some guesswork, but I must have done o.k., because this was fantastic!