Thursday, 2 May 2013
Moroccan pumpkin and chickpeas with couscous and potatoes
I love this stew! It's a great stew to share with others, to make a big pot so you can invite anyone over and to expend the table of food with bread, grilled veggies, dips and sauces...like a true feast!
Well last week it was just me and the boyfriend...so it became a small feast of Moroccan food but simply delicious...what more do you need?
* serves 2
* 40 minutes
- 4 tot 6 potatoes sliced in big parts
- 1 coffeecup of dried chickpeas, soaked and cooked for 1 to 1,5 hours or half a can of cooked chickpeas
- 1/5 of an organge pumpkin sliced in parts
- 1 coffeecup of dried apricots sliced in 4
- 1 tomato sliced in small cubes
- 1 dried bay leaf
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 2 cloves of garlic chopped finely
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnammon
- 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon of vegetable stock
- half a coffeecup of water
- 200-300 ml water
- olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Pre-heat the oven on 200 degrees. Put the potatoes in a bowl and add a pinch of salt, some oliveoil and thyme and mix everything well. Put the potatoes in an ovenbowl and baked them for around 40 minutes. After 10 minutes you add 1/3 of the water in the ovenbowl and turn the potatoes around. Make sure to do that every 10 minutes until the water is finished. They need to be in the oven for about 40 minutes..
Heat the coconut oil in a big pot and cook the onions and garlic for 5 minutes until transparant. Add the cumin, ginger, cinnammon and coriander en stir around for 2 more minutes. Add the pumpkin and tomatoes and cook for 5 more minutes. Add 200 ml of water (until almost everything is covered in water, so add more if needed), add the stock, bay leaf, chickpeas and bring to a boil. When boiled let it shimmer for about 20 minutes. If it is getting to dry add some more water. Stir once a while and add a pinch of salt.
Cook the couscous according to preparation and serve with the potatoes and the Moroccan stew. You can add some more food to the table to make it a true feast with Moroccan bread, grilled veggies, sauces, dips etc. Enjoy your delicious food;-)