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Market Jelbana | Tunisian Dish

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Time will depend on how long it will take for your meat to cook

Skill level

More effort

Servings

Serves 5

This pea stew originates from North Africa where it is served during the winter months with freshly baked bread. It's amazing!

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Ingredients

  • Olive Oil (to oil pot)
  • 1 large onion and half of another
  • Meat of your choice ( Beef, lamb or chicken thighs)
  • Water (for broth) 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp harissa (this makes this stew spicy so add it bit by bit and taste) 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp chilli powder (
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp harissa (this makes this stew spicy so add it bit by bit and taste)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder

Method

  1. Dice one large onion and slice 1/2 of another onion which you will need later. Next, oil a pot with olive oil to sauté the meat and diced onions for 5 minutes, just until the onions are nice and translucent (You can add salt at this point)

  2. After 5 minutes add 470ml (2 cups) of water into the pot (the amount of water you will need depends on how much meat you put in, just make sure the water in covering the meat as this is what will cook the inside of your meat) If you are using a pressure cooker you can let the meat cook in the water for about 15 minutes, but in any case allow it to  cook until it is nice and soft on the inside Once your meat in finally cooked add the tomato purée, the harissa, the turmeric and the chilli powder, mix it around to make sure it dissolves in the water Let it sit for 2 minutes before adding the peas, the 1/2 of another onion and  freshly washed parsley. Add salt if needed and serve nice warm

  3. This Tunisian dish is usually served with bread but feel free to eat it however you like. For example: Rice, pasta...

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