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Spicy lentils & pumpkin tagine

September 19, 2009

This is a great veggie tagine

You’ll need

  • 275g green or brown lentils
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 600g jap pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp (oops) harissa
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander

To cook

Halve the tomatoes, deseed and grate. Discard the skin. Cut the pumpkin into small pieces. Set both aside

Heat oil and fry the onion and garlic. Stir in the spices then add the grated tomato, tomato paste, sugar and half the herbs then season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a tagine, add the pumpkin and lentils and put in the over for around 30 mins.

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