Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Veggie Tajine

It's winter again. Slow warm afternoons rolling into peaceful evenings rolling into cool nights. Time for slow food. Nothing like a heartwarming smoky 'tajine'. A Berber chef I am not, but here's my adventure this evening. This one's dedicated to Sting and Cheb Mami- Gonna do this one while I listen to Desert Rose :)



Ingredients (Serves 1):

  • Baby aubergines- 3 diced
  • Tomato- 2 diced
  • Bell pepper, green- 1diced
  • Onion- 1 large, diced
  • Garlic- 2 large cloves, shredded 
  • Ginger- 1/2 inch, shredded
  • Bay leaf-2 
  • Thyme- 1 tsp
  • Cumin- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric- 1 tsp
  • Cayenne pepper- 2 tsp
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Salt- To taste

Preparation (105 mins):

Place aubergines in a baking dish, layer with onions, bell peppers & tomato's. Add ginger, garlic, salt, cayenne, thyme, cumin and bay leaves. Pour olive oil on top.

Wrap in foil. Pop into oven at 125 C for 90 mins.


Once done, open foil. Stir the mixture so that the flavours get mixed. 

Serve hot with unleavened Arabic or pita bread. Buen provecho.


  • Sit back and enjoy. :)