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Moroccan Stew

This stew is absolutely delicious, its really easy to make just chuck it in a pot and leave for a hour or so. The only hard part is chopping all the vegetable, you may want to enlist the help of a friend. You do need a fairly healthy spice cupboard but trust me these combine to make such a lovely fragrant flavour.

The stew is made from chunks of vegetables so its perfect for eating with your baby lead weaning wonderstar.

I serve this with pitta bread and dollops of yoghurt, and also some chopped parsley if you are feeling real posh.

Chopped onion
2 garlic cloves – chopped
couple of sliced carrots
one sweet potato or butternut squash cut into chunks (or both if you have the biggest pot in the world)
one aubergine cut into chunks
1 green pepper cut into strips
couple of sliced courgette
2 large tomatoes chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon paprika

add last –
1 can of kidney beans or butter beans
½ cup raisins
pinch saffron

Fry the onions in a large stew pot , add in all the spices and garlic and fry for a while, always stirring. Add the vegetables in the order above so that the starchier vegetables cook the longest. Sauté each vegetable so that its colour deepens before adding the next vegetable. Stir in the beans , saffron and the raisins. There should be liquid at the bottom of the pot from the vegetables but if the stew is too dry add some water or the liquid from the beans. Cover the pot and let it simmer until all the veg are tender.

I have been know to leave this on a really low heat while going out for the day – it creates an absolutely wonderful smell to return home to on a cold day.

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3 Responses to “Moroccan Stew”

  1. Nadia says:

    Has anyone tried this with meat? My hubby is a big carnivor & turns his nose up to anything without meat in it!

    • Aitch says:

      do you know what? rather than fart about with the recipe i’d do him some nice pan-fried lamb chops to go with it, that would be lovely and really to cook.

  2. Nadia says:

    Good idea! Thanks

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