Moroccan root tagine with couscous
Preparation time: 1 hr and 15 min
1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
1 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
400 g can chopped tomatoes
2 leeks, sliced
2 courgettes, sliced
2 carrots, peeled, chopped
1/2 x 400 g can chickpeas, drained
1 level tsp turmeric
Salt and ground black pepper
50g wholewheat couscous
Coriander, for garnish
1.Set the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas Mark 4. Heat a solid-based pan and add the cumin and coriander seeds and cook for about 20-30 secs, stirring, until you can smell the seeds. Pour in the canned tomatoes and 300ml water and bring to the boil. Add the leeks, courgettes, carrots and chickpeas to the pan. Stir in the turmeric and seasoning.
2.Transfer the mixture to a tagine (or 2 individual tagines) or a covered casserole dish, and cook in the oven for about 1 hour, or until the vegetables are soft.
3.Tip the couscous into a bowl and pour over 75ml boiling water and stir well. Leave the couscous for about 5 mins, until it's softened, stirring it occasionally. Garnish the tagine with coriander and serve with the couscous.
Calories: 238 cals per portion
Fat: 2g per portion
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