Harcha, which literally means "rough" in Arabic, is a semi-sweet Morrocan bread. This fried bread is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and extremely hard to stop eating. It is simple, easy, and delicious.

Harcha: Fried Moroccan Flatbread [Vegan]

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  • 4 cups semolina flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 14 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk


  1. Add the semolina, sugar, salt, and baking powder to a large bowl and mix them together.
  2. Add the melted butter and mix it in until the dough has a granular quality to it.
  3. Add the milk, and mix it for one minute.
  4. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Sprinkle the work surface with some semolina.
  6. Spread the dough with your hands (no rolling pin) and then cut out circles using a cookie cutter or a large glass.
  7. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and cook each harcha on both sides for 3-4 minutes a side.

    Nutritional Information

    Total Calories: 2686 | Total Carbs: 257 g | Total Fat: 161 g | Total Protein: 43 g | Total Sodium: 6464 g | Total Sugar: 12 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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