Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
This Moroccan Tagine is like a thick tomato stew with delicious chunky meat and vegetables.
It's a hearty meal, generally eaten with khobz dar (home bread) meaning fresh homemade bread. Fresh, healthy and wholesome family meal eaten together from one big plate ;)
- 1/2 kilo of lean Halal Beef - You can use beef, lamb, mutton on the bone or boneless (but usually red)
- 1 medium onion - sliced or diced small
- 1/2 batch of fresh parsley - washed and chopped
- 1/2 batch of fresh Coriander - Washed and chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves - peeled then crushed or grated
- 2-3 tblsp olive oil -
- 1-2 tsp Salt to taste -
- 1 tsp Cumin Powder -
- 1 tsp Paprika -
- Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon -
- 5 Fresh Tomatoes - peeled and chopped (or you can use 1 tinned)
- 1/4 pint or water -
- 2 tsp Sugar -
- 2 fresh green chillies (chopped) - this is optional, only use the chillies if you really like spicey food
- 1/2 fresh cauliflower - chopped into florets
- hand full of frozen or fresh peas -
- 1 large Carrot - peeled and sliced into long quarters
- 1-2 medium potatoes - peeled, washed and quatered
- Place the olive oil in a pressure cooker or real Tagine if you have one
- Put under a low heat and continue to add the garlic, onions, greens and meat
- Stir occasionally until brown then add your chilli if you are using it and spices.
- Mix a little with a wooden spoon then add the tomatoes and sugar
- When you see the tomatoes dissolve and change into a lighter colour you can add the water, cover your Tagine and leave to cook for about 4o-60mins before checking on it again. If you are using a pressure cooker, add your water and put the lid on to cook under pressure for 20mins after the first whistle.
- While you have this cooking, you can begin to peel and cut your vegetables ready to add when your meat is done.
- Add your veggies into your Tagine and cook until tender but not too soft, you can do this with an open lid to see how it's doing or you can put under pressure for another 5 minutes.
For more details and tips on how to use a pressure cooker watch: http://ahlanwasahlan.co.uk/easy-moroccan-beef-potatoe-olive-dajin/