Arabic Chicken and Semolina Soup


If you’re looking looking for a quick soup to whip up then this is your recipe. Maybe you don’t feel well or just cold but we all know both circumstances call for chicken soup and fast. This is simple Arabic version is thickened with semolina with a touch of cardamom, both incredibly perfect. I used some leftover chicken I had in the fridge, Tazaj anyone?

4 cups of chicken stock
1/3 cup of fine semolina flour
1/2 teaspoon of cardamom
1 cup of cooked chicken, shredded
1 small onion, chopped fine
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Place the chicken stock in a saucepan. Add the onion and let it simmer for a few minutes. Place the semolina in a small bowl and add 1/3 cup of water, stirring the mixture with a spoon until smooth.

2. Add the semolina and cardamom to the soup, stirring for a few minutes till the semolina is soft. Add the chicken pieces, salt and pepper. Serve.

Yields: 2 servings

Adapted from Taste of Beruit

8 Responses to Arabic Chicken and Semolina Soup

  • Asmaa says:

    I’ve seen soups made with semolina before and I’ve always wanted to try one, yours looks yummy and just right for winter days! JazakAllahu Khairan

    • Noor says:

      It is the first time that I have had it in soup and I really liked it a lot. I will def put it in more types of soups.

  • Umm Mohammed says:

    salam alaikum sis
    the soup looks really yummy!! i have one suggestion to the blog, though: please please please could you do a post about what you like to keep on hand/ in the fridge/freezer?
    you have so many great recipes but often the ingredients are just not what i keep on hand, so please share your advice on how to stock up like a cooking pro :)

  • Aiza says:

    The soup looks yum. Also your pics get better each day Noor :) What camera do you use?

    • Noor says:

      Ahh thank you. I use a Canon eos 550d I wish I had some proper classes bc you can do a lot more I am just kind of basic but it looks better then before anyway lol.

  • nuha says:

    this is sure to come in handy this ramadan! we’ve already worn out our usual soup recipes :-)

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