Hawaij is a Yemenite curry blend that may include coriander, cumin, turmeric, saffron, black peppercorns, and cardamom. It makes a delicious, fragrant, and beautiful soup. Hawaij can be purchased at World Market or at a well-stocked kosher grocery market.
Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the squash and potatoes to the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in the tomato, celery, carrots, and garbanzo beans with their liquid; cook for 5 minutes.
Pour in the water and bring the soup to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in the hawaij and vegetable bouillon powder. Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender about 15 minutes. Season to taste.
Per Serving: 179 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 34.4g; fat 4.4g; sodium 133.1mg.