The very first time I tried Marak Kubbeh Adom coincided with my very first time making it. Fair to say, I fell in love with it. It's the ultimate cold weather comfort food. Marak Kubbeh Adom is a Kurdish specialty, semolina dumplings filled with fragrantly spiced beef or lamb and simmered in a crimson red beetroot broth. To make this recipe vegetarian/vegan simply replace the meat with mushrooms.
This warming Tomato Chickpea Soup is subtly spiced and elevated with za'atar and fresh basil. The added coconut milk is optional but makes it wonderfully smooth and creamy.