Oriental Aubergine Tagine With Apricot

Delicious vegan recipe. A sweet and spicy mixture of vegetables, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Delicious vegan recipe. A sweet and spicy mixture of vegetables, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.
Level: Medium
Prep Time: 40min
Cook Time: 20min
Portions: 4

Ingredients

  • 400g aubergine
  • 250g dry apricots
  • 400g onions
  • 40g walnuts
  • 400ml vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 -3 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 -3 tsp freshly ground cumin
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp freshly ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp freshly ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp syrup of pomegranate
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1/2 small pomegranate

Instructions

  1. Cut the washed aubergines into 2 cm wide pieces.
  2. Put them into a bowl, add 1-2 tsp of salt, stir and put it aside for about 10 minutes.
  3. Chop the onions into large pieces and saute until soft.
  4. Drain the aubergines and dry them with paper towels.
  5. Add the aubergine pieces to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes on medium heat.
  6. In the meantime dice the apricots, add them to the mixture and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables are softened.
  8. Remove the lid and let the fluid reduce.
  9. Add the spices, pomegranate syrup and salt. Stir the mixture gently.
  10. Chop the walnuts into larger pieces and roat them.
  11. Put the finished mixture into a serving plate and sprinkle with walnuts, pomegranate seeds and leaves of thyme.

Notes

Feel free to spice it up to your own liking :)

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