Spiced Eggplant Tagine
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 red onion, sliced into crescents
4 kipfler potatoes, sliced into rounds
2 large eggplants, cut into bite sized cubes
3 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 carrots, grated
1 orange, juiced
2 cups wholemeal couscous
1 tbsp fresh coriander
1 tbsp fresh mint
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 tbsp garam masala
1 cup liquid vegetable stock
salt to taste
2 cups uncooked wholemeal couscous
Place the sliced garlic, sliced red onion, sliced potatoes, chopped eggplant, chopped tomato into a large tagine or casserole pot. Add the cumin and garam masala powders. Add one cup of liquid vegetable stock, then give it a good stir. Place the pot on a heat, add the lid and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until the eggplant is soft.
After 15 - 20 minutes remove the tagine lid and see if the potatoes are soft. If they are, remove from the heat and season with some salt.
For the couscous:
Cover two cups of wholemeal couscous. with boiling water, cover with a tea towel and let it stand until the tagine is ready.
Place the couscous into a casserole dish, fluff it with a fork and spoon the tagine over the top. Add a layer of grated carrot, top with more tagine. Squeeze over the juice of one orange. Top with fresh coriander or mint. Sprinkle with some balsamic vinegar and serve.
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