Vegan Okra and Chickpea Tagine
Vegan Okra and Chickpea Tagine is delicious vegan recipe as main dish. Also it is quick recipe that you can make easily. Vegan Okra and Chickpea Tagine contains full of Moroccan flavors. If you like Moroccan flavors; you should try this delicious recipe. Let’s look how to make this yummy vegan recipe together.
Materials That You Need For Vegan Okra and Chickpea Tagine
1 pound fresh or frozen okra, stem ends trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
10 sprigs fresh cilantro, plus more leaves for garnish
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 red finely diced bell pepper
1 medium finely diced onion
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 plum diced tomatoes or 1 cup drained canned diced tomatoes
1/2 cup vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 15-ounce can rinsed chickpeas
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon harissa or hot sauce, or to taste
Preparation of Vegan Okra and Chickpea Tagine
Prepare a large bowl and fill it with ice water. Place this bowl next to the stove. Take a large saucepan and boil water in it. Then add okra in boiled water and cook for 2 minutes. Take the okra with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice water. Drain this mixture.
Tie the cilantro sprigs together by the help of kitchen string. You have two alternatives. First one is heat oil in a tagine dish set over a heat diffuser. The second one is to heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Then add bell pepper, cook for 2-5 minutes. Then transfer it to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
Take onion, garlic, ginger and pepper in a pan and cook them for 3-6 minutes until onions become soft. Then mix with tomatoes, broth, cumin, the okra, cilantro sprigs and half the bell pepper and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 10-15 minutes and stir it occasionally. Add chickpeas and salt, stir them and cook for 4 more minutes. Then take it from the heat and discard the cilantro sprigs. Mix with harissa or hot sauce as you want. You can serve with Vegan Okra and Chickpea Tagine remaining bell pepper and cilantro leaves .
Enjoy your meal.