Batya’s mother, Sarah, used to make this soup for the family every Friday. We hope you and your family enjoy this traditional Yemenite soup.
Serves 6 people
6 chicken drumsticks or thighs, cleaned well and washed
12 cups of water
1 large onion, cut into quarters
1 medium potato, cubed
1 medium zucchini, big slices
Pumpkin cut into 1x1 inch pieces (optional)
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley leaves
4 tbsp. chopped fresh celery leaves
1 ½ tsp. powdered chicken soup
¼ - ½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. ground turmeric
¼ -½ tsp. ground cumin
Pinch of salt
- Boil the chicken in water and remove the foam from the top.
- Add spices and adjust the seasoning to taste.
- Add all vegetables and bring to boil again.
- Lower heat and continue to cook for an additional 45-60 minutes.