Lamb Soup with Garbanzo Beans & Garlic

This Russian soup made with lamb, and it's substantial and warming - just perfect for taking the edge off a hearty appetite on a cold winter's day. Lamb and garbanzo beans go together so well, they seem to have been made for one another. Thick slices of warm rustic bread would make the perfect accompaniment.


  • 2 lb. lamb, shoulder or breast, cut into chops
  • 6-7 cups water
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove
  • 2 fresh thyme springs
  • 2-3 medium potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 16 oz.can of garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 carrot, peeled, julienne (cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley


Put the water and the meat in a large pan with the onion, garlic, bay leaf, clove and springs of thyme. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 1,5 hours, until the lamb is tender.

Add the pieces of potatoes and the carrots to the pan and season the soup with a little salt and plenty of black pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes. You may need to add some water if the soup becomes too thick during the cooking. Add the garbanzo beans, cover and simmer until all ingredients are cooked and well blended into the soup, about 10 more minutes. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Stir in the parsley and serve.


Medeja said...
February 19, 2014 at 12:22 AM  

This soup is so warming and filling :) yummy!

Anonymous said...
February 19, 2014 at 12:15 PM  

I am running with your post straight to my sisters facebook page where I am going to place it reverently in her hands. She adores lamb soups and this one promises to make her squeal with delight. I think you just made my sisters day Yelana. Cheers for that gift :)

La Table De Nana said...
February 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM  

This one looks so hearty Yelena:0
I love how everything always looks so clean and appetizing..I bet your whole house is just so.

Sippity Sup said...
February 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM  

Lamb is very Russian I've noticed. GREG

Rebecca Subbiah said...
February 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM  

this looks wonderful love lamb

Te de Ternura said...
February 20, 2014 at 2:00 AM  

Me la anoto YELENA!!!
Un besín :)))

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