Sunday, June 28, 2009

Moraccan Vegetable Stew with Couscous

This is also known as Moraccan Seven Vegetable Stew. as it has Seven Veggies, Onion, Tomato, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Potato and Carrot's. Easy to make and its the best dip for the Bread's. also it accompanied well with couscous. The main ingredient in this stew is the Harissa Paste. Which is a spicy Chili North African Paste full of flavour's.

Couscous and stew1

If you are planning for a Moraccan feast, then this stew finds its place for sure. I loved the stew with Whole Wheat Bread's. I completely enjoyed the new taste of vegetable's cooked with spicy harissa paste. I got the Recipe from Vaishali. She suggested me Moraccan for IAVW. and Iam really enjoying hosting it and exploring it. Thanks Vaishali.

How to make Harissa Paste?

Harissa Paste Ingredients1
Ingredient's for Harissa Paste

Soak 10 Dry Red Chilli's in a cup of warm water for about 2 whole hour's. Peel 6 Garlic Pod's and set aside. Grind the Red Chilli's, Garlic, 1 tsp of Cumin Powder, 1 tsp of Corriander Powder and 2 tbsp of Olive Oil. Grind them into thick paste.

Harissa Paste1
Homemade Harissa Paste
How to Prepare the Stew?

Dice a Onion, a Tomato, a Carrot, Half Zucchini(I bought, thinking it is Cucumber and later discovered it as Zucchini), Half Bell Pepper, 1 Potato, 1 Sweet Potato, and mince 5 garlic pod's.

Heat a tbsp of oil in your Pressure Cooker, add the diced Onion and minced garlic, saute it till the onions turn translucent. add chopped tomato, carrot, zucchini, bell pepper, potato and sweet potato and saute them. add little salt to it and mix well. add 1/2 tsp of cumin powder, 1/2 tsp of corriander powder and mix well.

Vegetables in Pressure Cooker

Now add 2 tsp's of Harissa Paste and mix well with the veggie's. add a cup of water and pressure cook them upto 3 whistle's. Add Corriander Leave's as Garnish.

Couscous and Moraccan Seven Vegetable Stew1
Moraccan Seven Vegetable Stew

Serve with couscous or Bread's. You can also prepare Chick Pea Stew, in the same way. I prepared and relished its phenomenal taste. soon i will be posting it.

How to Prepare Couscous?

Boil a Cup of water. Have a Vessel, and Put a cup of couscous in it. Add the Hot Boiled water to the couscous and cover it with a lid. leave it for 3 minute's. Open and the couscous is ready to serve.

This is my entry for IAVW-Moracco. Do send in your entrie's soon, as just 3 days are left for the last date to send in the entrie's.


Iam now sending this Delicious stew to A.W.E.D - Moracco hosted by Pavani.


  1. I was planning to buy harissa paste ready made, but now you have encouraged me to make some at home :)

  2. wow!!
    Grt recipe!!
    Moraccan food Looks new to me!!

  3. Parita..You should try this Harissa Paste. It is so Flavourfull Spicy Colourfull paste.

    Chakhlere..Moraccan Food is worth of trying it. Vegan's have more treat here. Do explore it.

  4. Wonderful stew lavi, love the combination of vegetables in it. Like the way u explained on harissa paste.

  5. This looks so good, I am drooling here!

  6. Looks delicious. I have to try this now!

  7. hi lavi,
    wonderful post. Have heard a lot about the Harissa paste, shall make it from scratch ...nice to have a completely home made Moraccan feast :)

  8. this looks lovely.have heard abt this stew. never tasted it;
    does it tastes like any indian curry:)

  9. Gorgeous stew, Lavi! I didn't know it's so easy to make harissa paste. Thanks! :)

  10. lovely post..looks yumm..i made a stew too..will post it today for your event,..

  11. LOoking yummm...wish to finish the whole plate

  12. Thank You all for your lovely compliments on Harissa Paste! It was easy to make and definetly added magic to the stew..

    Prajusha, it did'nt taste like any of our Indian Curries, but it had all spice and kick, that we have in our curries, its a different Great taste i must say. the mushy vegetable's cooked in the spicy gravy tasted Great!

  13. Wow great Morrocan recipe...

    Pushpa @


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