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How to make a traditional Moroccan tajine

Tajine! Tajine! I like to eat you on Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Friday I eat Couscous and on Saturday and Sunday Tajine again. There are so many different ways to make a delicious tajine. You can have a fish tajine, beef tajine, lamb tajine, veggie tajine, chicken tajine and so on!

The chef Mohammed from Surf Berbere shows us how to make a traditional meat tajine.


What you need

Vegetables: Carrots, parsnip, tomatoes, courgette, potatoes

Garlic, onions

Peas (can)

Fresh parsley


Cinnamon, ginger (powder), red pepper (powder), salt, pepper, curry, rosemarine


Step 1:

Cut carrots, courgette and  parsnip in small pieces

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Step 2:

Cut garlic and onions and slice the tomatoes.

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Step 3:

Cut potatoes in slices as well, and put them in a bowl of water. Afterwards cut the meat.

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This is what you should have right now: meat, sliced potatoes, peas, scliced onions, garlic, sliced tomatoes, small peices of carotte, corgette and parsnip, as well as some fresh parsley.

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Now you can already start to heat up the coal. (Alternative: you can also cook the tajine on a gas stove)


Step 4:

Prepare the spices

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Spices: olive oil, pepper, red pepper, curry, ginger powder, cinnamon, rosemarine

Step 5:

Add some oil to your tajine and place onions on top.

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Step 6:

Add spices, a bit of everything.

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Step 7:

Add about 3/4 of the fresh parsley, garlic (and some more spices, if you want)

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Step 8:

Add meat and mix it with the spices to get a great aroma.

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Step 9:

Add your vegetables and top with peas

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Step 10:

Surround everything with potato and tomato slices

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Step 11:

Add some more spices on top of everything.

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Step 12

Now add the remaining parsley. Voila. Almost done!

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Step 13:

It takes around 40min to cook the tajine. If you like the vegetables and the meat to be extra smooth, you can cook even longer. Eventually, add some water to it.

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And now enjoy your tajine!

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