Chickpea Tagine with Cinnamon, Cumin, and Carrots

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chickpea tagine with cinnamon cumin and carrots

North African cooking often features cinnamon in both savory dishes and desserts. Carrots and raisins make this a slightly sweet stew that’s best served with a dollop of “sour” Greek-style yogurt to complement the flavors.

  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 2 14.5-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 3 Tbs. finely chopped parsley

Preparation

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes, or until onion slices are soft. Stir in chickpeas, carrots, currants, spices, honey, and 2 cups water. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Divide tagine among 4 bowls. Garnish each serving with dollop of yogurt, and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 414
  • Carbohydrate Content: 65 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
  • Fat Content: 12.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 12 g
  • Protein Content: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 601 mg
  • Sugar Content: 13 g