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01.01.2003 -

Kefta tajine

« Kefta tajine, in its simplest form, is both an aromatic soup and a main course. Quite simple to prepare, it makes a filling meal. » 
Type Main DishTajine - LambVegetables - Spices – Meatballs – Fresh Herbs
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time Preparation: 30 minutes - Cooking: 35 minutes
Origin Morocco (Morrocan Cuisine)
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Serves 4
Kefta ingredients

Stock ingredients


  • Traditional baked clay tajine
  • Hand grater


To Make the Kefta (lamb meatballs)

  • Peel then finely grate onions.
  • Using a sharp knife, finely mince flatleaf parsley and coriander.
  • Put onions, parsley and coriander in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper and mix well, adding ground spices (cumin and paprika).
  • Add ground meat to herbs and spices, mixing and stirring.
  • Once ingredients are thoroughly mixed, form meatballs with hands.
  • Set aside.

To Make Stock

  • Peel then mince onions.
  • Finely chop parsley and coriander.
  • Peel and slice carrots into rounds.
  • Plunge tomatoes into a pan of boiling water for 30 seconds, then peel and seed them. Then dice tomatoes.
  • In a tajine, over medium heat, cook the onions and spices (ginger, cumin and sweet paprika) in hot olive oil.
  • Mix well, add salt and pepper then stir in vegetables and herbs.
  • Mix well, then add 3 glasses of water.
  • Cover and let simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, add meat balls to preparation and moisten with another glass of water.
  • Let simmer for a further 15 minutes and serve hot.


You may try other variants by substituting beef or even chicken for the lamb.

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