Saturday, August 13, 2011

Meatball Noodle Soup

Salam :)
This recipe is a delicious and hearty Afghan meatball noodle soup that is perfect anytime of the year, especially for Ramadan!

  • 6 oz (Half Pack) of noodles (prefferably thin Chinese style)
  • 2 small onions (diced into small cubes)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of small mix frozen vegetables
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 can of drained mixed beans (or plain red kidney beans)
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef (flavored with some salt, powdered coriander, black pepper, 1 finely chopped onion, finely chopped cilantro, diced (de-seeded) tomato, and 2 cloves garlic)
  • 1 handful of fresh finely chopped cilantro
  • 8 cups of water
  • 4 Table spoon of oil
  • (Spices) - 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander, black pepper, oregano, and basil
  • In a pot/pressure cooker, sautay your onions and garlic in oil until golden brown.
  • Add your tomato paste
  • Add 8 cups of water (or fill pot till midway)
  • While it comes to boil, make small round balls from your flavored ground meat
  • Place the meat balls into the boiling liquid
  • Add spices and cover lid
  • Cook for about 20 minutes with a pressure cooker, or 45 minutes in a regular pot - so meat cooks thoroughly
  • After - Add your frozen vegetables, beans and noodles, and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Your soup is ready
.... Best served with a dallop of plain yogurt and lemon juice....

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