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Vegetarian Pumpkin Tagine Recipe

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Vegetarian Pumpkin Tagine Recipe

The Pumpkin Tagine Recipe is a delicious Moroccan inspired dish, that is quick and simple to make for a weeknight dinner. It is a one pot dish, that can either be served with rice, couscous or bread.

Makes: 3 to 4 servings

Total Time: 30 Minutes

  • 1 pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and diced

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 300 ml lentils, boiled

  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed

  • 500 ml chopped canned tomatoes (or use fresh ones)

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder 

  • 1/2 teaspoon sambal oelek (or more if you prefer it spicy)

  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 400 ml vegetable stock

  • 3-4 sprigs of chopped parsley

Directions for Vegetarian Pumpkin Tagine Recipe
  • To begin making the Pumpkin Tagine Recipe, first cook the lentils until soft but not mushy. See how to cook lentils in a pressure cooker.

  • Next, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan or a Tagine. Add in the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are soft and tender. 

  • Once the onions are soft, add in the turmeric powder, cumin powder, sambal oelek, paprika or chilli powder, sugar, salt and the tomatoes and pumpkin. Saute until the vegetables get partially cooked.

  • Next add in the cooked lentils, stir it into the pumpkin tagine and check the salt and spice levels. Adjust to suit your taste. Cover the large pan or the tagine and simmer for about 15 minutes until all of them come together with the spices and are perfectly cooked.

  • Turn off the heat and the Pumpkin Tagine is ready to be served along with your favorite spiced rice or couscous.

Last modified on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:21
 Sara Önnebo

My name is Sara Önnebo. I am a self-employed mother-of-two who recently moved back with my family to Sweden after traveling the world for 15 years. I love eating, cooking and reading about food. All my recipes are very simple. They contain few ingredients and are quick and easy to prepare. For the most part, they are pretty health too. I blog about family, food, health and other things that make me happy on - My Finnish Delights