Harira, a revered traditional dish that serves as a cornerstone of health and vitality in many households. Rich in essential nutrients such as protein, fiber, and antioxidants, Harira offers a bounty of health benefits that nourish the body and uplift the spirit.

Packed with the goodness of milk, nuts, seeds, and aromatic spices, each spoonful of Harira is a testament to the power of wholesome nutrition. From supporting bone health with its calcium-rich milk to boosting immunity with its antioxidant-packed ingredients, Harira is more than just a morning ritual—it's a beacon of wellness that fuels our family's journey to vibrant living.

The myriad health benefits of Harira, unlocking its potential to promote heart health, aid digestion, and fortify our bodies against the stresses of modern life. 


  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup pistachios (with shell)
  • 3/4 to 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 3/4 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • Few strands of saffron


  1. In a small Kadhai, gently warm it and add less than 1/4 teaspoon of ghee. Add the poppy seeds and stir for 10-15 seconds. Then add the pistachios and roast both until the poppy seeds become beige/light brown in color. Remove and set aside. Once cooled, grind the pistachios into a fine powder and keep it aside.

  2. In the same pan, add half of 1/4 teaspoon of ghee. Then add the sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Roast for 30-40 seconds until they change color. Once cooled, grind the seeds into a fine powder and set it aside.

  3. In the same Kadhai or pan, add the remaining ghee. Add the flour and roast until it turns into a beige-brown color and emits a pleasant fragrance. Allow it to cool, then mix with a few tablespoons of milk to make a smooth paste without any lumps.

  4. In a thick-bottomed saucepan, warm the milk slightly. Add the flour paste and stir continuously.

  5. Next, add the pistachio and poppy seed powder. Mix and stir for a few minutes.

  6. Add the sunflower and pumpkin seed powder and stir well.

  7. Now, add the sugar and saffron, and continue stirring for 4-5 minutes.

  8. Finally, add the cardamom powder and incorporate it into the mixture.

  9. Boil on low flame for a few minutes until it reaches desired consistency.

  10. Serve and enjoy your delicious Harira!


  • Ensure to roast the ingredients gently to bring out their flavors without burning.
  • Mixing the flour with a small amount of milk before adding to the saucepan helps to prevent lumps in the mixture.
  • Adjust the sugar according to your taste preferences.
  • Harira can be served warm or chilled, depending on your preference.

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