Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup | How to make Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup

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By Aruna Panangipally
Created on 16th Dec 2015
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Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soupby Aruna Panangipally
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About Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup

Lablabi or Leblebi, a chickpea soup from Tunisia, is a blend of the familiar and the new for us Indians. The ingredients and spices are something we are familiar with but the result is not quite what we expect.

Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Aruna Panangipally teaches how to make Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup takes 480 minutes for the preparation and 60 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup is a good option for you. The flavour of Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup and impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time8Hours
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves4People
Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup

Ingredients to make Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup

  • Chickpeas or Kabuli Chana - 1 Cup
  • Onion - 1 Large
  • Carrot – 1 Medium
  • Minced Garlic – 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 to 1.5 tsp
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Harissa - To Garnish
  • Preserved Lemon (See notes for a substitute :-))
  • Bread Slices – 4

How to make Lablabi or Leblebi – A Tunisian Chickpea Soup

  1. Soak the chickpeas in 2 cups of water for at least 8 hours. Drain the water.
  2. Add fresh water and pressure cook the chickpeas till they are soft.
  3. Set aside and preserve the water in which the chickpeas were cooked.
  4. Chop the onions and carrots to fine pieces.
  5. In a pan or a wok, heat the olive oil.
  6. Add the onions and bay leaf.
  7. Stir-fry till the onions are transparent.
  8. Add the minced garlic and carrots.
  9. Stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes.
  10. Add the cumin powder and mix well.
  11. Add 1.5 cups of water in which the chickpeas were cooked.
  12. Bring to a simmer.
  13. Add the cooked chickpeas.
  14. Turn down the heat to medium-low.
  15. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Check occasionally to ensure that there is enough water. Add more water if required.
  16. Turn off the heat.
  17. Add the salt and lemon juice. Mix well.
  18. Discard the bay leaf and set aside the Lablabi to rest.
  19. Lightly toast the bread.
  20. Chop up the bread into small pieces.
  21. Cut the preserved lemon into fine strips.
  22. Ensure that the Lablabi is hot.
  23. Place 1/4 the toasted bread in a bowl.
  24. Pour a generous helping of the Lablabi.
  25. Garnish with Harissa and Preserved Lemon.
  26. Mix well and savour!

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