By chia on April 17, 2004
Photo by Kathy228
Photo by Kathy228
"the perfect vegetarian dish! serve with couscous."
Serving Size: 1 (509 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"A very nice recipe. Makes a lot of food. Served on a bed of quinoa. I added extra spice."
"This was very delicious. A nice, healthy dinner with a lot of protein! I followed the recipe pretty closely and we both enjoyed it."
"This was very, very good. I made it in my tagine cooker and it was so easy. Cooking time was a bit longer than posted. I was afraid the veggies would be mushy, but they were not. They were still a bit crisp, just perfect. I didn't have za'atar spice, but I found a recipe for the mix and made my own. I just happened to have ground sumac in my spice cupboard. What a great spice for this tagine! I made no changes. It didn't need any."
"I really liked this and will make it again. It was easy to do and the fact that most of it can be made ahead is a godsend. The only criticism is that there was not enough of a kick to it. I felt there could have been a bit more depth to the flavour. This is all a matter of taste though and I am sure next time I will simply add some more flavours - maybe cardamon, more paprika and zatar spice mix. Generally though - very good!"
"My family & I really loved this - I made it for the Tagine Treasure Hunt. I followed the recipe but totally forgot about the carrots until the end (aargh!) We ate it with pulau rice as we've eaten a ton of couscous already this week lol! Thanks Chia for an excellent veggie tagine :)"
"YUM. Although the other reviewers said this served 6-8, we tried to add a little more of everything to serve 7 people. It made a huge amount, but was so tasty we only had a small bowl left over! We added a little less cayenne and only 1 chili pepper and felt it was perfectly spiced; also if you remove the seeds from the chili pepper it takes away some of the heat. We added an extra can of diced tomatoes in addition to the fresh ones and doubled the tomato puree - it made it a little thicker and the tomato was still not overwhelming. This is perfect for a crowd - it can be easily modified and is inexpensive, easy to make and so delicious and flavorful. We will definitely be making this again!"
"This was very simple to make and the flavor was good except I think next time I'll use about 1/2 a cup of lentils. I found that they muddied the tastes of the spices a bit. Also, rather than adding the zucchini and frozen peas with the other vegetables I waited until the carrots were almost tender. That way the zucchini didn't get mushy. At the end, along with the za'atar and parsley I added a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice and that was wonderful! I served it with Evelyn/athens spiced couscous."
"This was a wonderful hearty dish. My first tagine and we loved it! It definetly made more like 6-8 servings but I'm not complaining. :-) The only change I made was to only use 1/2 a chili pepper because I was worried about it being too spicy for my three-year old. Next time I'll add the whole amount. Thanks for posting."
"chia, I made this delicious dish for our dinner this evening, and I was not in the least bit disappointed. So flavorful, and very spicy! I used 2 serrano peppers and our cayenne is very hot, so we were happily sniffling our way through the meal. I used half parsley, half cilantro/coriander, used an extra tsp each of zaatar and cumin, and finished it off with the juice of half a lemon. Yum. Thanks for posting this. (P.S. It was an unplanned chia-fest at our house as I also made your oat wheat bread to go with this. Double yum.)"
"Well, first off, I think this makes more like 6-8 servings...and secondly, I'm glad it does! It's delicious! I modified the recipe somewhat, based on what I had on-hand. I used only 1 onion, used a chopped red bell pepper instead of the fresh chile peppers (the cayenne I have is quite hot, but I do think the fresh chiles would be a nice addition) and left off the zucchini. I didn't have any tomato puree- I just used canned tomatoes and their juice, and felt that worked just fine. I also used only 3/4 cup lentils and about 1.5 cups chickpeas. I've never made a tagine before, or any Morrocan food for that matter- and we loved it. Spiced but not too spicy- we did enjoy this with a small dollop of sour cream. Phenomenal amounts of delicious vegetables, paired with enough pulses to supply enough protein to make this an excellent choice for a vegetarian main. We paired this with Spiced Couscous #60838, which went together very well. I love that this is much quicker and easier to put together than you might think. I think I may save this in my "Last Minute Meals" folder, because it really is quite quick and most of the ingredients are usually on-hand. Chock full of wonderful fresh veggie flavor- I used frozen green beans and peas and its so nice to have so much fresh veggie flavor in the dead of winter! Just really terrific. A real keeper. Thank you! "
"chia, this is a lovely dish! I made a few small changes. I halved the recipe for 1 person. I still will have enough for 3 meals.I left out the green beans, used tomato sauce instead of puree(forgot to get it). So I used a tad more of the sauce to give it more of that tomatoey flavor. I also used just a few slices of jalapeno instead of the small peppers. This was great! Thanks Sandy!"