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Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine

By Wednesday, October 23, 2013 , , , , , ,


This cold weather calls for a hot and nourishing dinner and this tagine is exactly that. Full of warming spices, fresh herbs, chickpeas and chunky vegetables, it's a simple and delicious meal that vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters will all love.


Makes 1 large pot (Serves 3-4)

You will need:

2 tbsps coconut oil
1 onion
1 large clove of garlic
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp coriander
1/2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sumac
A pinch of fresh chilli
1 tbsp fresh ginger root
2 carrots, chopped into small rounds
1 sweet potato, skin on, chopped into medium sized cubes
1 large aubergine chopped into medium sized cubes
1 can/carton of drained and rinsed chickpeas
1 jar of tomato passata (680g) or two cans of chopped tomatoes
3 cups of water
A handful of fresh dates, chopped roughly
A handful each of fresh coriander and parsley

Heat the coconut oil in a large pot, meanwhile chop the onion and garlic. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook on a medium heat with the lid on, so they can sweat and soften. After a few minutes, add the cumin, coriander, sumac, paprika, cinnamon, chilli and ginger and toast the spices for a few minutes to bring out the flavours until aromatic. Add around 1 1/2-2 cups of water, the passata and your chopped carrots and sweet potato and simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly soft when you stab them with a knife. Add the chopped aubergine and cook for a further 10 minutes, then add the chickpeas, a handful of chopped fresh dates and a handful each of chopped fresh coriander and parsley. Mix well and allow it all to combine, adding the remaining water to thin it out a little. Serve topped with more fresh herbs and some rice or quinoa on the side, and keep the leftovers in the fridge for easy weeknight meals



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4 comments

  1. What is tomato passata and where can I buy it in the uk?

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    1. It's like a thin, plain tomato sauce and you can buy it in any supermarket

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  2. Hello siobhan! I realize that this is recipe uses chickpeas but could I use any other bean like kidney beans?! Also, do I have to add dates?? I am not very fond of them!

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    1. Hello!
      It wouldn't be a tagine using beans, but you can if you wish. I recommend the dates or chopped apricots for an authentic tagine, they melt into the sauce and add a depth of sweetness. However since you want to make a bean stew instead, you can leave them out

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