Vegan Tagine with Chickpeas

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This comforting Vegan Tagine with Chickpeas is an aromatic Moroccan-inspired one-pot stew that’ll warm you up from the inside. Featuring cozy and bold flavors, you’d never know it’s vegan, gluten-free, and nutrient-dense!
Prep 25 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 25 minutes
5 from 96 votes

This Vegan Tagine with Chickpeas is the perfect one-pot wholesome dinner.

Bold Moroccan spices, a healthy blend of vegetables, chickpeas, and dried fruit transform into a luscious and indulgent stew. Plus, it’s easy to make, packed with anti-inflammatory goodness, and will leave you with plenty of leftovers for freezer meals.

Table of contents:
1. What is a tagine?
2. Why this recipe works
3. Ingredient notes
4. Step-by-step instructions
5. Tips for making this recipe
6. Variations
7. Frequently Asked Questions
8. Recipe card with notes

vegan tagine with chickpeas in a green dutch oven, garnished with parsley, on a green table.

What is a tagine? 

A tagine or tajine is a wide-based clay cooking pot with a cone-shaped lid. Its iconic shape traps steam and moisture in the tall, conical-shaped lid, which drips back down onto the meat or vegetable stew. This method, popular in Morocco and throughout North Africa, creates tender and deeply flavorful stews.

This meal itself, which is named after the cooking pot, is a type of aromatic stew that blends sweet and savory flavors and features soft chunks of vegetables and/or meat, sometimes legumes, redolent with spices, and lightly perfumed with dried fruit. 

The cone-shaped tagine pot is ideal for making tagine recipes, but a Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid works very well too. 

Why this recipe works 

Rich and cozy but nutrient-rich and anti-inflammatory. 

Chickpea tagine is a cozy yet nutrient-dense stew, just like my Vegan Gambian Peanut Stew. It’s made with a thoughtful blend of anti-inflammatory ingredients (vegetables, legumes, and spices) and is cooked low and slow. 

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The finished result is a wholesome and deeply comforting meal with a velvety, rich consistency. It’s also allergen-friendly! Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free

Loads of warm spiced flavor.

Any good tagine is heavily scented with aromatic spices, and this one is no different. Sweet-adjacent spices like cinnamon and ginger bring out the subtle sweetness of butternut squash and contrast with the earthy chickpeas and more warming spices, like cumin and turmeric. 

The star, however, is the ras el hanout, a Moroccan spice blend that infuses a complex sweet warmth and pungency into every bite.

To finish, dollops of a 2-minute vegan yogurt sauce are added on top of each serving. The cooling nature balances the warmth of the spices and helps this vegan stew taste even more indulgent. 

An easy big batch meal.

This is a one-pot recipe that’s easy and straightforward to make and leaves you with enough for 6 people. Once it’s in the oven, you can leave it alone for 40 minutes

Spend that time doing whatever else needs getting done in your busy life, or focus on preparing the sides, like couscous, rice, freekeh, or homemade flatbread.

I’ve included a few time-saving tips in the Tips section to help you prep the vegetables and aromatics days ahead of time, helping you get this meal on the table faster.

Enjoy the batch for big family dinners or keep the leftovers in the fridge or freezer for later. The flavors only get better over time, making this a fantastic meal prep option.

Bowl of tagine with pita bread and yogurt next to a bowl of couscous on a dark green table.

Ingredient notes

ingredients for vegan tagine with chickpeas in individual bowls on a green surface with ingredients labeled.


Plain ol’ canned chickpeas will do just fine and add great plant protein and fiber to every bite. They cook down beautifully in the moist covered pan to eventually become luscious and plump.

Tip: For an extra flavorful tagine, cook the beans from scratch. Use ½ pound or 230g of dried chickpeas. Cook them ahead of time using your Instant Pot or on the stove.

Butternut squash

For plenty of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and a subtle earthy sweetness that balances the acidity of the tomatoes and compliments the sweetness of the dates. When cooked down, it gives the stew a delicate and velvety body. 

Ras el hanout

Think of this as the heart and soul of tagines. Ras el hanout translates to “head of shop” in Arabic and is a staple spice blend in Moroccan cooking. 

There are countless variations of this complex, earthy, and pungent yet slightly sweet and floral spice blend. A store-bought mix works well for me and gets plenty of use in more dishes, like roasted vegetables, soups and stews, and salad. For more uses for ras el hanout, check out this post from NY Shuk

Where to buy: Well-stocked grocery stores like Whole Foods, spice shops, Middle Eastern markets, or online. I use NY Shuk ras el hanout, but you can also order it on Amazon or other smaller specialty spice shops like Spicewalla.  

Substitute: If you can’t find store-bought ras el hanout, make it yourself! This recipe from a Moroccan food writer uses common spices and is quick and easy to put together. 

Cinnamon stick

We tested this recipe with just ground cinnamon and then a combination of ground cinnamon and a whole cinnamon stick, and the latter version had a noticeably better aroma and flavor. Just one cinnamon stick is all you need! 

Ground spices

In addition to the ras el hanout, this recipe uses spices commonly found in North African cuisine, like cinnamon, cumin, coriander, turmeric, bay leaves, and black pepper. They’re important for a balance of flavor and add even more anti-inflammatory antioxidants. 

Onion and red bell pepper

These two aromatics lend a savory sweet base to this tagine. Red bell pepper in particular adds a bright and fresh subtle sweetness, and of course, more good-for-you antioxidants and vitamins. 


Just a small can of crushed tomatoes. For even more flavor, use half of a 28-ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes and crush them with your hands.

Medjool dates. Dried fruit is a staple in tagine recipes, adding the necessary sweet element and a chewy texture. Medjool dates work amazingly well here, adding a bite of caramel-like sweetness and chewiness (plus anti-inflammatory phytonutrients). 

Substitute: For a sweetness that’s a bit more tart, use ½ to ¾ cup golden raisins or 6 to 10 finely chopped dried apricots. 

Close up of bowl of tagine with pita and yogurt on a dark green table.

Step-by-step instructions

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven, braising pan, or the base of a tagine pan (use a heat diffuser to prevent the pot from cracking). Once hot, add the onions and cook until they’re golden brown

Add the garlic, bell pepper, and cinnamon stick. Cook for a few more minutes.

Sprinkle the ras el hanout and other ground spices over top and stir well. Toast for 30 to 60 seconds, stirring almost constantly, to help bring out their hidden flavors. 

Deglaze the pot with a splash of broth, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the pan.

Add the remaining broth, as well as the diced squash, chickpeas, salt, tomatoes, bay leaves, and dates. 

Bring it up to a boil, then turn off the heat. Add a generous glug of olive oil and stir to combine.

Place the lid on top and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the squash is tender and the mixture is thick and stew-like. 

While you wait, make the yogurt sauce and cook any sides, like couscous or toast pita or lavash bread. 

Take the pot out of the oven and allow to cool. Once it’s ready, spoon the stew into bowls topped with yogurt sauce, chopped parsley or cilantro, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy!

Finished tagine with herbs and cinnamon stick on top.

Tips for making this recipe

No tagine pot? No worries.

A Dutch oven or braising pan with a tight-fitting lid will work just as well. If your pot doesn’t have a lid, cover it very tightly with foil before baking.

Prep in advance if you want.

You can start preparing this chickpea tagine ahead of time if you want to save some time on the night of cooking. 

The yogurt sauce stores nicely in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days, and the veggies can be chopped and stored in separate containers in the fridge for a few days as well. Mix the spices together and keep them in a sealed bag or jar on the kitchen counter. 

With all of this prep out of the way, you’ll only need to be in the kitchen for about 15 minutes!

Dice the squash finely.

A rough chop or regular dice just won’t do. The squash needs a fine dice; otherwise, it won’t soften in the allotted 40-minute bake time. Check out the photo below to see how small to cut the squash.

Easiest way to finely dice squash: Cut butternut squash in half, crosswise and use the top skinny neck portion of the squash. Peel it first. Now, stand the squash up on a cutting board, and use a large, sharp knife to cut the squash into slabs from top to bottom. From here, it’s easy to finely dice the slabs. 

Quickest way to prep squash: Peel the squash and roughly chop (it helps if the pieces are about the same size). Add to your food processor. Pulse several times until the squash is in small pieces. They won’t be all evenly sized but it gets the job done. 

Small chopped butternut squash pieces on a wooden cutting board with a knife.


The beauty of a tagine, like other vegan stews, is that the flavors are fun and easy to customize. These ideas will help you get started:

  • For more sweetness: Go heavy on the dates (6 Medjool dates). Or use golden raisins or apricots instead of dates for a tart sweetness. A pinch of saffron added along with the broth can also infuse a complex floral note. 
  • For less sweetness: Use only 2 to 3 dates. 
  • Swap the squash: For any winter squash, or even sweet potatoes (just go easy on the dates, as sweet potatoes will add more sweetness).
  • Add more veggies: If you have leftover cauliflower in the fridge, add a few handfuls along with the squash. Or, add a couple carrots along with the red bell pepper. 
  • Swap the chickpeas. While I think chickpeas work best here, if you have some white beans that need using up instead, use those instead. 
  • The garnish: Finish with scallions instead of parsley or cilantro. 
Person stirring vegan tagine in a dutch oven.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this chickpea tagine last? How should I store it and reheat?

The leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days. They also freeze well! I recommend freezing it in single-serve portions using Souper Cubes (affiliate link) for quick defrosting in the fridge.

Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat to loosen the consistency. If it’s still too thick, add a splash of water or vegetable broth until you get your desired texture.

What do you serve with tagine?

You can spoon the tagine over a bed of couscous (pearl couscous would be my preference) or any grain, such as farro, wheat berries, barley, freekeh, or rice. 

Or, even better, serve it alongside warm flatbread, like pita or lavash, and scoop up every last bite. If you have extra time, serve with my Homemade Vegan Naan for an epic pairing!

And while the yogurt sauce is optional, I like to serve it on the side for the perfect cooling element.

Can you make this tagine in a slow cooker instead?

I haven’t tested it, but the slow cooker method should work just as well. Complete steps 1 to 3 on the stove, then finish the rest in a crockpot. Cook on High for 3 to 4 hours or Low for 6 to 7 hours.

Can you make this tagine in the Instant Pot?

I haven’t tested that either, but this recipe is inspired by the Instant Pot version of Butternut Squash Chickpea Tagine from my cookbook, The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook, so be sure to check that recipe out!

Side view of dutch oven filled with tagine on a green table.

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Vegan Tagine with Chickpeas

5 from 96 votes
This comforting Vegan Tagine with Chickpeas is an aromatic Moroccan-inspired one-pot stew that’ll warm you up from the inside. Featuring cozy and bold flavors, you’d never know it’s vegan, gluten-free, and nutrient-dense!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Moroccan
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serving size: 6


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional) (see Note 1)
  • 2 cups (480 mL) vegetable broth
  • 3 cups peeled and finely diced butternut squash (400g) (see Note 2)
  • 2 (15-ounce/425g) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce/410g) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 to 6 large Medjool dates, chopped (see Note 3)
  • 1 medium lemon, zested + 1 tablespoon juice
  • 1 big handful of flat-leaf parsley (or cilantro) leaves and tender stems, chopped

Spice Mix

  • 1 tablespoon ras el hanout (see Note 4)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, ½ tsp for some good heat)
  • A generous crack of black pepper
  • A pinch of ground cloves

Yogurt Sauce for serving (optional)

  • 5 ounces (140g) plain vegan yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, more to taste depending on your yogurt brand
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375º/190ºCF. Arrange an oven rack to fit a Dutch oven (or tagine pan, if you have one) or braising pan.
  • Stir together the spices for the Spice Mix.
  • Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onions and season with a pinch of salt. Cook until golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes, adding a splash of water as needed to deglaze the pan and prevent the onions from burning. Add the bell pepper, garlic, and cinnamon stick, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the Spice Mix and stir vigorously for 1 minute. If it starts to dry out, add a splash of water.
  • Pour in some of the broth to deglaze the pot and scrape up any browned bits. Add the remaining broth, squash, chickpeas, bay leaves, salt, tomatoes, and dates. Stir, and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat, and drizzle with a nice glug of olive oil, and stir again to combine. Place the lid on the pan and ensure it’s fitted tightly.
    a. NOTE: If you don’t have a lid for your pan, cover tightly with foil.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake, covered, for 40 minutes, or until squash is tender and the mixture is thick and stew-like.
  • Meanwhile, make the yogurt sauce (or make 1-2 days ahead of time and refrigerate). In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, lemon juice, salt to taste, and coriander. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • For the best flavor, cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in half of the zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Taste, adding more lemon zest or juice as desired.
  • Serve in bowls topped with yogurt sauce, chopped parsley or cilantro, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


  1. If not using a cinnamon stick, increase the ground cinnamon to 1 teaspoon in the Spice Mix. 
  2. It’s important to finely dice the squash so it cooks through in the time allotted. The easiest method: cut butternut squash in half, crosswise and use the top skinny neck portion of the squash. Peel it first. Now, stand the squash up on a cutting board, and use a large, sharp knife to cut the squash into slabs from top to bottom. From here, it’s easy to finely dice the slabs. For a faster method, use your food processor (instructions are in the Tips section).
  3. I’ve included a range in the number of dates so you can tailor the tagine to your desired sweetness. For a bite of sweet in every spoon, use 6 Medjool dates. 
  4. Ras el hanout is the heart of a tagine! A store-bought version works just fine (I love the blend from NY Shuk), and you can find it at well-stocked grocery stores like Whole Foods, spice shops, Middle Eastern markets, or online. If you can’t find it, there’s a simple homemade recipe for ras el hanout in the Ingredient Notes section.

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 1107mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 8403IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 7mg

Recipe: Nisha Vora / Rainbow Plant Life | Photography: Megan Morello

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144 comments on Vegan Tagine with Chickpeas

  1. Amanda

    5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious! We’re moving so clearing out a pantry and I had to make some substitutions… not ideal to be out of cinnamon, but pumpkin pie spice worked. Can only imagine it’s even better made to spec—but oh my gosh, we loved this and my 8 year old too!

  2. Abbey

    Oh man, just made this tonight…I am OBSESSED!!! Thank you so much for this! I added some pieces from a similar Hello Fresh recipe, sour cream and lemon drizzled on top, toasted almonds, next time I’m hoping to add a jalapeno and cilantro chermoula. This was soooooo good! I am loving all your batch dishes! I make them for my family and then we can have leftovers for days!

  3. Lori Ann

    5 stars
    Someone on reddit posted a photo of this and I had to make it because it looked soo inviting!
    I’m glad I did! It tastes wonderful! The yogurt topping was the perfect accompaniment. First time using ras el hanout and I hope to find more recipes that use it.
    Everyone loved this and no one was surprised that it was another RPL recipe win!

  4. tina

    Can this be made in an instant pot?

    1. Michaela Ellison

      5 stars
      The bake covered for 40 mins, I would pressure cook for about 10-12 then natural release. I do this with a lot of recipes & they are lovely

    2. CH

      5 stars
      I do all the steps in the instant pot up until putting it into the oven. From there I pressure cook for 12 minutes with 10 minutes of slow release. It is better in the oven though, though the difference is between an A+ for the oven and a B+ in the instant pot in my opinion.

  5. Sam

    5 stars
    Made this tonight for my wife and served it next to burgul. Next level!!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely feedback, Sam!

  6. Candice

    5 stars
    This was so hearty, warming, and flavorful! I served it spooned over a baked potato with yogurt sauce on top. I ended up baking it for closer to an hour for the squash to get fully tender (maybe I didn’t dice the pieces small enough). I only had Halawy dates on hand so I used 8 of them since they’re about half the size of Medjool dates I think. It turned out great!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Candice, thank you so much for your kind review!

    2. Laura Brookes

      Can this be made without dates or other sugars?

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Hi Laura, You can omit the dates, sure, though traditional tagines have some amount of dried fruit. The dried fruit adds a little sweetness and helps balance the spices and warmth. I would try with just 1 or 2 dates if you can, instead of entirely omitting. Or try a small handful of golden raisins.

  7. Ksenia

    5 stars
    Cooked it twice and absolutely loved it! Such an easy and flavourful dish. Added a bit of dry minced mint to the yogurt sauce.
    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe and easy-to-follow instructions.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Ksenia. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  8. Santiago

    5 stars
    I made this recipe last week and it was DELICIOUS. It just became one of my favourites. I cooked dry chickpeas in the pressure cooker before I started the recipe, but I was considering trying to cook everything together next time. Are they any tips on how to make this recipe from dry chickpeas?

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Santiago, we’re thrilled to hear it! In the blog post, Nisha suggests cooking dried beans ahead of time if you plan on using them instead of canned:

      “Tip: For an extra flavorful tagine, cook the beans from scratch. Use ½ pound or 230g of dried chickpeas. Cook them ahead of time using your Instant Pot or on the stove.”

  9. Ann

    5 stars
    I made this recipe tonight and served it with Riceberry purple rice and a side of sauteed beet greens. It was the perfect meal. This recipe is a keeper!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Ann, Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! Appreciate you taking the time!

  10. Debbie Leon

    5 stars
    Made the recipe exactly as described and it turned out PERFECTLY. So easy to put together, so delicious to consume. No complaints at my dining table! I served it with a plain couscous. I will absolutely make this again. Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Debbie. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  11. Phanie

    5 stars
    TL;DR – Amazing dish! Amazing channel/blog! Highly recommend! This was my first (maybe second – I think I did the hummus before) recipe that I ever did from Rainbow Plant Life. I googled « vegan meal for cold winter day, » and this gem popped up (on YouTube). Thus began my love and gratitude for RPL. I have since binged as many videos as possible (even when not cooking), signed up for the meal plan, ordered the cookbook, and been cooking from scratch everyday. What I like best is that I’m really learning how to cook and how to organize myself to be able to cook each day. I’ve been home cooking since I was a child in the kitchen with my grandma. Given her 1950s meat, potatoes, and processed food experience, I had a lot to unlearn when I went plant-based a decade ago. Since then, I’ve loved learning about new types of foods and cooking for myself, but as busy as life gets, admittedly, I sometimes leaned into vegan convenience food which is processed, less nutritious, more expensive, and doesn’t taste as great. The missing link was something like RPL that really educates me on technique, tools, culture/history, and why. Plus, so many recipes are quick and easy. Thank you for the education! I had never made a tagine, but the instructions and ingredients for this recipe were straight forward. I easily whipped up an amazing dish, reheated some forbidden rice and roti… Et voilà – an excellent home cooked meal. My partner and I loved it and the leftovers. Thank you again for your content! I’m loving to learn, grow, and eat great food!

    1. Nisha

      Hi Phanie! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your wonderful feedback! I am beyond honored that you have been enjoying my content lately and think of it as a missing link for your past cooking experiences. The tagine sounds amazing with some roti and forbidden rice, yum!! I hope you will enjoy the meal plans as well!

  12. Andrew Mills

    This looks lovely I recently made a chicken tagine with apricots which was amazing I served that with couscous. For this dish what sort of accompaniment would you advise ?

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks, Andrew!

      This answer can be found in the FAQ section but I’ll paste it here for your convenience:

      “You can spoon the tagine over a bed of couscous (pearl couscous would be my preference) or any grain, such as farro, wheat berries, barley, freekeh, or rice.

      Or, even better, serve it alongside warm flatbread, like pita or lavash, and scoop up every last bite. If you have extra time, serve with my Homemade Vegan Naan for an epic pairing!

      And while the yogurt sauce is optional, I like to serve it on the side for the perfect cooling element.”

  13. Ellen

    4 stars
    Loved it. I used dried garbanzos that I had soaked overnight. I assumed 40 in the oven would be enough to soften them, but it wasn’t. I’ll used canned beans next time or cook longer. Any advice will be appreciated. Also, it took me twice as long to prep all the spices and vegetables, so a meal that could use two people working together. Love the spices though. Worth the time for a special meal.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Ellen, thanks for trying the recipe! We’re happy you enjoyed it but also sorry you had some troubles with it.

      Were your beans fresh? Older beans take longer to cook.

      And thanks for the heads up about the prep time, it’s always helpful for us to receive feedback!

  14. Bette

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I first watched the video, thought to myself hmmm, I can do this, and then I did. Yay for me, and thanks to Nisha and her team for such incredible attention to detail. BTW, Nisha’s tips on cutting a butternut squash were right on target — and when I put my husband to work doing it, he commented that the cubes needed to be the same size as the chickpeas. I thought that was a perfect observation.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Bette, thanks for taking the time to the recipe and we are so happy to hear it went well! :)

  15. Sophia

    5 stars
    Bro what the heck, this was AMAZING. Literally HOW does Nisha crush it EVERY SINGLE TIME. I did four dates and next time I’ll probably only do three because I prefer less sweetness. Also, making this I discovered that I have a contact dermatitis allergy to raw butternut squash which apparently isn’t uncommon? I had no idea, but google recommends wearing gloves. My skin started peeling and one of my fingers swelled up and got a blister. It didn’t phash me though, it went away soon enough and it was well worth it becuase the tagine was INCREDIBLE!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Sophia, thank you for such a lovely review! And so odd about the butternut squash, that’s good to know! We’re so happy you enjoyed the tagine, cheers :)

  16. Tina

    5 stars
    Delicious, flavourful and comforting while also super healthy! I made this after Christmas as I was craving something vegetable-forward but tasty after the excess of holiday dinners. I added kale for some extra veggies and it worked really well, thank you for the recipe!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We appreciate your feedback and support, Tina. Kale sounds like a yummy addition, thanks for leaving a review!

  17. Jackie

    5 stars
    So good! My kids ate it, too! My 8 year old gave it 2 thumbs up! I couldn’t find the ras al hanout so I made the recipe with the spices I had (I was missing a few…) and it still came out fantastic. Will make again!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Jackie, Thank you for your thoughtful review! We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tagine.

  18. Carol

    This looks delicious and I wanted to ask if it could be cooked in a slow cooker?

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Carol, unfortunately we do not have a slow cooker and Nisha has never used one, so we’re not entirely sure. A lot of the flavor develops from sauteing the onions, garlic, and spices first, so we don’t recommend skipping that step. Once the sauteing steps are done, you can probably transfer the mixture to your slow cooker and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.

  19. Stephanie

    5 stars
    This recipe blew my mind! The flavor was restaurant quality! Fantastic winter stew that will definitely be a new staple in my kitchen! Noteworthy, my husband isn’t vegan and doesn’t like Chickpeas. But he devour led this stew! Absolutely delicious!

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for the kind words! We’re delighted the tagine was such a hit in your household.

  20. Christine

    5 stars
    As I expected, this recipe was as delicious as all of her others. Come to think of it, I’ve never made one of her recipes that I wouldn’t make again. She gave a tip in one of her other recipes about peeling butternut squash. Put the whole thing in the microwave for for two minutes. After it cools a bit, the peel is much easier to remove.

    1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

      We’re over the moon to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Christine. Thanks for your kind words!

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