Iraqi- basrah

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Tami Nonya
Jan 27, 2013

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Tami Nonya
Jan 27, 2013

White Bean Soup (margha)

1 can white great northern beans
2 lbs of beef or lamb
3 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons of oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup crushed tomatoes or 2 medium tomatoes chopped
salt to taste

*You can also use 1 cup dry white great northern beans, soaked over-night and cooked in the morning until they are half-done

Boil meat in a pot until tender, In another pot, fry the garlic in oil on medium heat until it becomes transparent, add the beans and continue to fry for 1 minute. Then add tomatoes and add water and tomato paste,stir until the mixture is well-blended, bring the mixture to a boil, let it boil for 15 minutes, lower the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

serve with rice and green salad.

Tami Nonya
Jan 27, 2013

Completely new to this.........

I am just learning my way around please be patient with me. thanks

Kathy Biondini
Jan 4, 2013

mana sima

When I lived in Iraq in the late 80's I used to eat a candy called mana sima. It was a white, soft taffy-like confection, rolled in a plain flour to keep it from sticking together. Does anyone have this recipe?