Monday, April 18, 2011

Recipe - Meatless Monday: Moroccan carrot & chick pea hot pot

This baby is still simmering on the stove, but I thought I'd blog the recipe in the event that anyone was searching for a yummy looking autumn dish.  The proof of course, will be in the eating, which I can't wait to do in a couple of hours.

This recipe comes from it by the Delicious Magazine's Faking It by Valli Little. I've substituted parsnip for half a kumera and a small eggplant because that's what I had in the fridge.


2 tbs olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced (I accidentally chopped)
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp each ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper and paprika
2 bunches baby carrots, scrubbed, trimmed with some stem left intact
1 parsnip (or substitute like me)
400g can tinned chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup vegetable stock or water (I used stock, more flavour)
400g can chick peas, drained & rinsed
1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves
2 tsp chopped mint leaves
Couscous, to serve


Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat & add onion, stirring for 2 mins or until starting to soften.  Add the garlic and spices and stir for a few seconds until fragrant.  Add carrots and your other veggies and stir to coat in the spice and onion mix. 

Stir in the tomato, lemon juice, stock/water and cover for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.  Add the chick peas and heat through for 2-3 minutes.  

Remove from the heat, then stir through the coriander and mint.  Serve with couscous.


  1. Wow Lisa this looks very yummy, I have copied it so that I can give it a try for another Monday.
    You always come up with such great ideas for Meatless Monday. Those carrots look like Rita's fresh produce. Fresh mint as well.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yum! This will be our meatless Friday dinner this week. Just so happens that we have all the ingredients at the ready in the kitchen.
    Will let you know how it went.
    Carl & the Martins x.

  3. While blog hopping in search for handmade soap I accidentally found Your blog. Yummy recipes!


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