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Shuraba meat oat soup

Shuraba (meat and oat soup)

07.16.2013

Shurabah is the Arabic word for soup and there are many different kinds of shurabah across the Arab world. In Yemen, shurabah with oats is usually eaten in Ramadan at Iftar time to break the fast. There is a shurbah with vegetables pureed in and also one plain one which just has salt and milk. Today I made the one with a meat broth. You can substitute other kinds of meat or chicken if you like. Its a pretty easy dish which is healthy and light on the stomach.

Ingredients

About 1 lb. meat
About 12 cups of water, more or less according to your taste or cooking time
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tbsp. oil
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
salt or bouillon to taste (I used two small boullion and salt)
1 tsp. hawaij (cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, tumeric, black pepper, coriander, cumin)
1/2 cup milk – optional

 

How to make

1.       Sautee the onions in oil for 5-10 minutes.

2.       Add the meat and the water (start with 6 cups or fill the pot 2/3 way so it doesn’t boil over) and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Stir occasionally and remove the foam that forms on top.

3.       After about an hour, the meat should be soft. Add in the oats, spices, bouillon, and salt.

4.       Cook this for about another 40 minutes to an hour, stirring to prevent it from sticking on the bottom. Also add more water as it evaporates to maintain the desired consistency. Some like it thicker and others thinner. Lastly, add in the milk if desired.

Comments

almaliki

very delicious katherine

07.16.2013 Reply

shebayemenifood

thanks so much for your comment :)

08.26.2013

mehdi asmar

شوربة رائعة والطريقة بسيطة

07.21.2013 Reply

وائل

أسلوب طبخك بسيط واختيارك للوحبات جميل جدا شكرًا لك

02.01.2014 Reply

جزيل الشكر لك اخت كاثرين

الاكل اليمني ما في زيه الله يكرمك

04.17.2014 Reply

Hadhramia

Very delicious recipe! Though I like it better with barley instead of oatmeal :)

06.01.2014 Reply

Wagdy

Thank you for the delecious food you present, but I advise you to adjust the voice volume to be even in all video cinaries

07.09.2014 Reply

mrs sheikh

Hi.. I've always had the version with broken wheat and meat, however would like to try out this one too.. Thinking of making it today with chicken. Should I use quick-cooking variety of oats or the other one? 

Could you also sometime share the recipe for harees if you have one with you?

Thanks

07.10.2014 Reply

امين سبل

روووووووووووووووووووووووعة جدآ 

 

03.11.2015 Reply

Yasmine

Fist time and it was delicious, i just added few cilantro leaves! Thank u for sharing your recipes!!

06.07.2016 Reply