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01.01.2003 -main course - taine

Kefta Tajine with Prunes, Almonds and Sesame Seeds

« Imagine for a moment the delicious aroma that will rise from the tajine dish when you take off the lid in front of your guests . . . Make sure you have some Moroccan bread to soak up all the delicious cooking juices. » 
Type Main coursetajinelamb - prunesspices – meatballs – almonds – sesame – ground meat - beef
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time Preparation: 30 minutes – Cooking: 45 minutes
Origin Middle Eastern cuisine
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Serves 6

For the keftas

  • 1 ¾ lb (800 g) ground meat (beef or lamb)
  • 1 onion
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


To prepare the keftas

  • Mix the ground meat with the spices, the rest of the chopped herbs, the finely chopped onion, salt and pepper
  • Form into small balls

To prepare the tajine

  • Cook the prunes for 25 minutes in boiling water with 2 tablespoons of oil, the sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Brown the almonds in the oil (or toast them dry in a non-stick pan). Set aside
  • Chop the onions and fry them in the oil
  • Add the cumin, paprika, half of the chopped herbs, salt and pepper. Pour in two glasses of water and simmer on low heat
  • When the onions are tender, add the meatballs and drained prunes, and cook for a further 15 minutes with the lid on.
  • Serve sprinkled with the almonds and sesame seeds.

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