Beetroot Carrot Shorba
  Beetroot and Carrot Shorba
This is a lovely soup dish that is really warming but it also have a wonderful sweetness that comes from vegetables.
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 4 people


2 tbsp Oil
1 Arqa bay leaf
1 tsp Arqa cumin seeds
2 cloves garlic, minced
5cm piece ginger
2 carrots, peeled and diced
3 beetroots, peeled and diced
2 green chillies
750ml water
Handful of coriander stalks
Arqa salt to taste



All ingredients are available at Foodhall stores


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf, cumin and garlic to gently infuse the flavours.
  2. Saute for 1 minute then add the ginger and sauté for another minute. Be sure not to burn the ginger.
  3. Add carrot, beetroot and green chillies and cook for five more minutes.
  4. Pour in the water and the coriander stalks then let it come up to boil. Reduce to a simmer for 20-30 minutes until the beetroot and carrots are cooked through.
  5. Puree the mixture and adjust the seasoning. If it’s too thick add a little water and stir it well.
  6. Strain the puree through a sieve to ensure it is smooth and check the seasoning again.
  7. Serve immediately with a slice of crusty bread and whipped yoghurt,