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Arabian soup

Recipe by rabz of Dhaka, BD

A very healthy & refreshing soup can be eaten at any time but a speciality in Ramdaan

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1/4 c oil
    • 1/2 Onion chopped 
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper*
    • salt to your taste ( I usually put 2 tbsp)* 
    • 2-3 tbsp tomato paste*
    • 1 large tomato cut into cubes.*
    • 1/2 chicken cut into small pieces.
    • 7 c water
    • In a thin cloth tie ( 9 cardamom + 2 sticks cinnamon + 3 cloves + 15-20 whole black pepper+ 1 tsp zira seeds+ 1 piece of dy haldi + 1/4 tsp coriander seeds)
    • 1 c crushed wheat( soaked over night)
    • 1/4 c lemon juice.


    1. In a soup pot heat the oil, fry onions till golden but not too dark.
    2. add in the * ingredients & fry for 1 min then add the chicken & tied spices & fry for 2 min.
    3. Pour the water, bring to the boil then lower the heat.
    4. Cook for 1/2 hour.
    5. Add in the crushed wheat & cook for appox 1 hour until the soup in nice & thick.
    6. pour the lemon juice & stir. remove from heat & serve hot with Samosas. 




    Thanx Salma 4 ur appreciation. I do belong to Bangladesh but I was raised abroad so I have a very mixed taste when it comes to food as u can figure out 4m my recipes. We make many kinds of Macchi, I'm not quite sure which one your talking about. If u can give me some clue I will try my best to post it. U also keep on posting ur nice recipes to us. TC. Cheers.



    hi rabz, what a fantestic recipe i will definatly try very soon u belong to dhaka can u share the recipe of macchi bhaat what is speciality of dhaka plz send us as soon as possible. I will be thankfull 2 u. bye and thx