Shorwa / Afghani Soup – Afghan Food Recipes طرز تهیه شوربا افغانی
Shorwa is a traditional Afghan soup. Pressure cooker is used to speed up the process to cook it. Bread is mixed in the soup and it is served with fresh vegetables.
Here are all you need to make this delicious soup:
- ¼ cup oil
- 3 onions
- ½ tbsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. coriander powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 ½ tbsps. Salt
- 6 cups water
- ½ cup kidney beans
- ½ cup chickpeas
- 1 chopped carrots and 1 chopped celery
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup chopped coriander
- 2 turnip
- 2 potatoes
Get all the ingredients chopped and ready:
In a pressure cooker, fry onions until golden brown. Add meat and fry it well. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, black pepper, salt and fry some more. Add water, kidney beans, chickpeas and chilli peppers (optional). Mix well, close pressure cooker and cook for 5 minutes on high and 25 minutes on low. Once the pressure has released, open the pressure cooker and add all the fresh vegetables: chopped carrots, chopped celery, green pepper, spinach, chopped coriander, chopped turnips and mix well. You can touch test the meat to check for doneness at any point. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 5 minutes on high and 15 minutes on low. Once the pressure has released, open the pressure cooker and finally add chopped potatoes. Mix well and close the pressure cooker and cook for 5 minutes on high and 5 minutes on low. Once the pressure has released, open pressure cooker and serve the soup in one and vegetables and meat in another dish.
Afghani bread is what makes this soup special. It is sold in Afghani stores or cooked from scratch at home.
In a bowl, add bread in small pieces.
Add soup, meat and cooked vegetables as much as desired.
Serve with lots of fresh vegetables of your choice.
The more the better…
And here you have it….enjoy this delicious, healthy homemade meal