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A Tajine is a North African dish typically found in Morocco and named after the special pot in which it is cooked.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:March 14, 2009 4:02 am

Tajine,(Pronounced as Ta-jeen)
A Tajine is a North African dish typically found in Morocco and named after the special pot in which it is cooked. The tajine pot is traditionally made of heavy clay. It consists of two parts; a base unit which is flat and circular with low sides,and a large cone or dome-shaped cover that rests inside the base during cooking. In Moroccan cuisine,tajines are slow-cooked stews of tender meat with aromatic vegetables and sauce. But in Tunisian cooking,tajine is closer to an Italian frittata,consisting of finely cut meat,cooked with onions and a blend of various spices such as dried rosebuds,ground cinnamon known as bharat,or a robust combination of ground coriander and caraway seeds. The resulting stew is mixed with egg and cheese to form a batter,which is then cooked in a pie dish. Once it’s ready,it is served on a plate,cut into square pieces,accompanied by wedges of lemon. Tunisian tajines can be made with seafood,or even as vegetarian versions.

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