Unlike the hrira (Moroccan chorba) which is flavored with fresh coriander, I prefer Chorba frik Recipe with parsley or coriander which has a slightly milder flavor, and which goes wonderfully well with the spiciness of the chilli. In Tunisia, chorba is eaten every night of Ramadan to break the fast. The rest of the year, I serve it with samosa or burak to make a hearty meal. I love this soup especially when I put lots of lemon!! (after cooking of course)

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Chorba Frik

Chorba frik is made from green barley, dried, crushed and cooked in broth. It is prepared with veal, lamb, chicken or fish. This soup alone constitutes a complete meal, especially during Ramadan!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Tunisian
Servings 5 people
Calories 233 kcal


  • 1 lb of lamb meat in pieces
  • 1 onion
  • 1 fresh tomato
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon canned tomato
  • 1 good handful of pre-cooked chickpeas
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 small stalk of celery
  • 1 cup racked green wheat frik
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 pinch coriander powder
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika


  • Activate the Thermomix at speed 7 and add the fresh coriander through the opening to chop it.
  • Add the fresh tomato, the quartered onion and activate the thermomix 5 sec/speed 5
  • scrape off anything on the walls.
  • Add the extra virgin olive oil.
  • Without the measuring cup, activate the Thermomix to brown this mixture: 2min30 / 160°F / Speed ​​1
  • add the meat in pieces, the tomato purée, the paprika, the black pepper, and the salt brown again 4 min / 80 °C / reverse / speed.
  • Add the celery and boiling water up to the maximum line on the Thermomix bowl, and start the Thermomix 60 min / 220°F / reverse / speed.
  • Now add the wheat frik, and the pre-cooked chickpeas, cook for 15 min/200 °F/reverse direction/speed.
  • At the end of cooking, transfer the chorba frik into a soup tureen, and garnish with chopped fresh coriander.
  • Serve and enjoy your soup!


Sugar: 1gFiber: 3gCalories: 233kcalSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 8.9gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 10g
Keyword chorba
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