Moroccan Chickpea Tagine

Moroccan Chickpea Tagine

Course: Mains
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Anna Bloomfield
A Moroccan inspired vegetarian tagine. Healthy and full of flavour, this is a great one dish meal.
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Ingredients

For the tagine

  • 1 onion (peeled, halved and thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons flavourless oil (divided)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes (drained)
  • 2 tins chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt ((or to taste))

For the preserved lemon yogurt

  • 400 ml natural yogurt
  • A small handful mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • A small handful fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 2-3 preserved lemons (flesh removed and discarded, rind finely chopped*)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste

To serve

  • Couscous, rice, flat bread or naan to serve

Instructions

For the tagine

  • Place 1 tablespoon of the oil, the onion and the garlic in a heavy bottomed pan, and cook on a gentle heat until the onion is soft and transparent. 
  • While this is cooking, measure out the spices into a bowl. Add the remaining oil and the spices, and cook for 1 minute stirring occasionally to ensure that the spices do not burn. 
  • Add the tinned tomatoes, drained chickpeas and honey. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes then remove the lid and simmer for a further 15 minutes.
  • Season to taste. Serve.

For the preserved lemon yogurt

  • Spoon the yogurt into a bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

To serve

  • Spoon into a bowl alongside the carb of your choice. Serve the yogurt separately so that each person can add it as they wish.

Notes

*If you can’t get hold of preserved lemons, feel free to use the grated zest of a fresh lemon for side that is different but just as nice.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 12g (4%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 10g (15%) | Saturated Fat: 7g (35%) | Cholesterol: 13mg (4%) | Sodium: 486mg (20%) | Potassium: 206mg (6%) | Sugar: 10g (11%) | Vitamin A: 345IU (7%) | Vitamin C: 3mg (4%) | Calcium: 134mg (13%) | Iron: 0.6mg (3%)

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