Spicy eggplant tagine


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 168.0
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1 mg
  • Sodium: 222.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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Introduction

This vegetarian tagine is an excellent main dish, with couscous and some yoghurt! Or great served as an accompaniment to a meat tagine. Seriously yummy! This vegetarian tagine is an excellent main dish, with couscous and some yoghurt! Or great served as an accompaniment to a meat tagine. Seriously yummy!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon butter
    2 red onions, sliced
    3-4 cloves of garlic
    1-2 red fresh chillies, deseeded, or personally I prefer 1-2 dried chillies, left whole (you can easily control the 'heat' and remove when desired)
    2 teaspoons ground coriander (cilantro)
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    2 teaspoons whole mustard seeds
    1 tablespoon honey
    16 baby eggplants, left whole, or 3 large eggplants, cut in quarters lengthwise
    800g canned, chopped tomatoes
    1/2 cup water or vegetable stock
    sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
    bunch of fresh mint leaves, chopped
    bunch of coriander (cilantro) leaves, chopped

Directions

Serves 6.
Heat the oil and butter in a tagine or heavy casserole. Gently cook the onions + garlic until they begin to brown, then add the chillies, coriander, cumin and mustard seeds. After a minute of stirring, add the eggplant and honey, and stir until the spices are well distributed. Pour in the tomatoes, add the water/stock, cover with a lid, and gently simmer for about 40 minutes when the eggplant should be tender.
Season to taste, add half the mint and coriander leaves, then let gently simmer for a further 5-10 minutes. Serve hot, sprinkled with the remaining mint + coriander leaves, accompanied by couscous.
***Please note this is even more delicious the following day.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AUSSIECAT.

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  • This has become a family favourite!! delicious. - 8/7/11

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  • Very Good
    Quite tasty. Thanks for sharing. - 3/15/11

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  • Good
    Not bad, a bit watery. Would have liked a bit more flavour to it to have as a main meal, but as a side to a meat dish would probably be quite nice. Found this was a BIG recipe-- we had heaps leftover. - 2/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    Very good! - 2/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    We mad it for lunch yesterday, and it's a keeper. We had whole wheat couscous with it. - 2/6/09

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