How to make Harcha - Shallow-fried Moroccan bread made with semolina.

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Main Ingredients : semolina, Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Moroccan

Course : Breads

Harcha Recipe Card


Tajins and pastillas are true symbols of Moroccan food.  Moroccan cuisine has retained its traditionalism. In a broad sense Moroccan food is a part of Mediterranean cuisine. Various influences like Arabs, Moors can be traced in their food. The food here largely depends on seasonal and local produce. 
The people are diet conscious and give a lot of importance to the use of fresh vegetables like carrots, cabbage, eggplant, pumpkin, zucchini, onions, peppers etc. which not only add a lot of colour but also plenty of nutrients to the dishes. They also use plenty of lentils and beans whereas meat is used  in moderation.  They do use plenty of Atlantic fish and seafood. Perhaps it is a result of the country having the longest coastline among other Arab countries. 

For more recipes related to Harcha checkout Nariyal Puri, Crisp Puris, Semolina Bread. You can also find more Breads recipes like Baked Methi And Palak Puri, Matar Ka Parantha, Paneer Kulcha, Besan Ki Masala Roti.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Harcha Recipe

  • semolina 1½ cups

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Baking powder ¾ teaspoon

  • Melted butter 6 tablespoons

  • Oil for shallow frying


Step 1

Mix together semolina, sugar, salt, baking powder and butter in a bowl to make a dough.

Step 2

Place a portion of the dough in a cookie cutter and spread evenly. It should not be too thin. Similarly, prepare the remaining.

Step 3

Heat some oil in a non-stick tawa. Place the prepared portions, one by one, and shallow-fry on medium heat till crisp on both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Serve hot.