Vegetarian Moroccan stew

Vegetarian Moroccan stew


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About this recipe: This delicious, healthy and filling Moroccan-style stew is a family favourite. Don't be put off by the amount of ingredients - you will probably have a lot of them in your cupboard already. You can make the entire stew ahead of time, and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze it for several months. Or you can make double the quantity of the spice mix and keep it for another time.

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Serves: 6 

  • For the spice mixture
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder
  • For the vegetable stew
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 130g finely shredded kale
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock
  • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 large carrots,peeled and sliced
  • 200g dried lentils, rinsed
  • 65g dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon water (optional)

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Combine cinnamon, cumin, salt, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, turmeric and curry powder in a large bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the onion in the butter until soft and just beginning to brown, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in kale and spice mixture; cook until kale begins to wilt and spices are fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable stock into the pot. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, lentils, apricots and honey. Bring to the boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until vegetables and lentils are cooked and tender, about 30 minutes. Season stew with black pepper to taste.
  4. Dissolve cornflour in 1 tablespoon of water; stir into stew and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

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Very tasty! Will make again. - 12 Sep 2016

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