Updated: Apr 11, 2022
Hey, you! As you might know, Ramadan started weeks ago. Being a Catholic myself, I obviously don't practice Ramadan, but I've always been curious about different cultures and customs. I had never tasted North African cuisine before I started living in France. In fact, I don't think there were any North African restaurants when I was living in the Philippines. Anyways, I have a lot of Moroccan and Algerian friends here in France and like me, they love cooking. During one of our chats, an Algerian friend told me that Chorba was a very popular dish during the Ramadan. Naturally, I asked for her recipe. This was amazing and received the thumbs up from both the Husband and Baby Girl. For my part, I absolutely loved it. It has some of my favorites thing all in one dish (chicken, ground cumin, and fresh coriander) after all.
500g chicken parts, remove the skin
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 bouquet of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
400g tomato purée
1L warm water
1 green chili pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp olive oil
In a deep pan, heat the olive oil. Add the chopped onion, garlic, and coriander in the pan and sauté for a couple of minutes.
Add the chicken to the pan and stir everything together. Let it cook, uncovered, on medium heat for 10 minutes.
Add the tomato purée, warm water, and spices. Cover and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Make sure the chicken is cooked through.
Add the green chili and continue to let it simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the vermicelli. Season with salt and black pepper as needed. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve hot and enjoy! 😊