Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vegetable Tagine with Meat - Lahmeh bil Soniyeh

5 squash
4 medium potatoes
3 large carrots 
200 gr of meat cut into cubes (lamb)
2 tomatoes
1 eggplant (half kilo) 
1 large onion
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 small lemon 
2 tablespoons butter (or ghee) 
1 teaspoon allspice  
1 & 1 / 2 teaspoon salt  
1 / 2 teaspoon black pepper  
1 cinnamon stick
 3 / 4 cup water

Sauté chopped onion in butter until it becomes yellow. Add the meat cubes and stir until it browns and sprinkle on the spices and mix with half teaspoon salt. Add all the chopped vegetables (tomatoes chopped fine and all the other vegetables in medium-sized cubes). Add water, tomato paste and lemon juice. Leave on low heat 45 minutes or place in a pressure cooker.The dish is ready. Sprinkle red pepper or chili  when served and eat with pita bread or with a side of rice.