Basic Chicken Soup / Huwawar Chicken

~Recipe credit: Mummy Bobat~

This soup is commonly known as the ‘moru’ soup or ‘huwawar’ soup in most homes. Moru means bland in gujrati & huwawar is what gujratis call the post partum period. This soup is usually made for the sick or a woman who has just given birth due to its medical properties. Turmeric is a natural antioxidant which helps fight colds, viruses & inflammation. Some studies have found that turmeric also helps fight depression. Ginger improves immunity & also helps fight the flu, colds & inflammation. Chicken is an excellent source of amino acids & protein which we need to build muscle tissues & healthy bones. It is full of other vitamins & minerals that help us stay healthy overall. In our home this is a weekly meal for the children. It’s especially important that children get enough protein while their bones and muscles are growing. In short this soup is anti inflammatory, hydrating, nutritious & aids healing!


  • 1/4 onion (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp ghee or according to preference
  • 1/2 a chicken cut into pieces according to preference
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder or according to preference
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds – optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 500ml water or as needed


  1. Recite Bismillah.
  2. Cook onions with cinnamon stick, peppercorns, cloves & cumin seeds in ghee till transparent.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste & braisefor a minute.
  4. Add chicken, turmeric powder & salt. Cook on low heat till the chicken is almost tender.
  5. Add the water & allow to simmer on low heat till the chicken is fully cooked.
  6. Season with salt & pepper.
  7. Serve with rice/ roti / bread / toast. Remember us in your Du’aas & enjoy!