A quick and unfussy soup of sweet tomato and capsicum (bell/sweet pepper), chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and smoked paprika. Requires little more than pantry staples. Half an hour (tops) and you’ll be slurping down a bright red bowl of goodness.
Traditionally served in Persia to bring good luck for the new year, this is a simple soup of beans, grains, noodles and herbs. A fragrant broth spiced with tumeric, cumin, chilli, pepper and lime. Hearty but not heavy, comforting but healthy. A perfect meal not just for celebration, but recuperation from world-weariness. It satisfies the core. Based on 101 Cookbooks’ adaptation of Greg and Lucy Malouf’s recipe from Saraban: A chef’s journey through Persia.