Pumpkin, cranberry & red onion tagine

Pumpkin, cranberry & red onion tagine

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Comfort food without the calories, easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
449
protein
13g
carbs
67g
fat
16g
saturates
2g
fibre
6g
sugar
23g
salt
1.93g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, thickly sliced
  • 3cm piece fresh root ginger, grated
  • 500g/1lb 2oz pumpkin or squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into large chunks
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon, coriander, cumin and harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 700g bottle tomato passata
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 200g couscous
  • 2 tsp vegetable stock granules
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the onions until lightly coloured. Add ginger, pumpkin and spices, stir, then add honey, passata and cranberries. Bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover, then simmer for 20 mins until the pumpkin is tender. After 10 mins, stir in the chickpeas. (If the mixture is a little thick, you can loosen it with some vegetable stock.)
  3. Meanwhile, tip the couscous, stock granules and lemon zest into a heatproof bowl. Pour over 300ml boiling water, stir briefly and cover with a plate. Leave for 5 mins. Tip in the lemon juice, almonds and remaining tbsp oil and fluff up with a fork. Scatter the coriander over the tagine and serve with the couscous.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2010

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miffycat's picture
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Fab dish that could easily be served along side meat for non veggies. Used tinned toms chopped small instead of passatta and a little chilli powder as I had no harissa. Will definitely make this again soon!

mrtomrobinson's picture

That was goooood. I didn't put any tomatoes in and just added lot's of stock.

sw77's picture
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This was delicious. Fried garlic with the onion (as always!) and cumin seeds and chili. The passata made a lovely thick sauce so definitely worth using over tinned tomatoes. Will be making again!

pamban's picture
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This dish is the business!! I used butternut squash and it was just lovely, sweet, spicy, hot and filling - cannot fault it.....and neither can the family, they loved it. Good dish if you are feeding lots of people. I have decided that anything that uses Harissa paste gets my vote, love the stuff!!

sw77's picture
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Delicious! Fried some garlic with the onions. Used less passata and added some water as it would be very thick otherwise. However, simmered for 40mins rather than 20!

sarahchurchill's picture
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absolutley beautiful!! I also used RAS EL HANOUT RUB from Tesco Finest, and it was divine!! My little girl turned her nose up at it, I have no idea why, as its fairl sweet!! But she's being a typica 4 year old I guess!! and my partner does'nt really like cous cous, but it's one I will be making in batches and freezing all for myself!! lovely

camillatrigano's picture

This was a great recipe. I made it for 35 people. Making it tomorrow for 60 people. I just put a little less onions. I live in Los Angeles and the onions are so big, it feels like I cannot put 20 in the pot....

crumbles's picture
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Delicious, used lazy chilli instead of harissa & a tin of chopped tomatoes instead of passata. Lovely light mid week meal.

tigerbynyte's picture
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Made this for a couple of veggie's, and I dont' cook veggie food !!!!!!! but my guests were very impressed, I could not get harissa paste but used RAS EL HANOUT RUB from Tesco Finest, to me it made the dish!!!!!

vickerypokery's picture
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Such a simple, healthy TASTY recipe! I left out the harissa paste as my daughter makes a fuss over hot foods (!) added a few chopped dried apricots and served with a roasted chicken thigh for my carnivorous husband. The whole family LOVED it and scoffed it down. Highly recommend this meal.

brikat98's picture
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This was lovely! Quite tomatoey and the kids were not so keen on the cranberries, but very tasty. Quick, easy and filling.

efuahoshiko's picture
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Omitted the harissa due to chilli sensitive children, added chorizo and paprika, everyone came back for more, the 3 year old said it was 'lovely'

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