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Moroccan Style Marinade with Chickpeas



4 portion(s)


  • 2 teaspoons Cumin Seeds Whole
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds Whole
  • 1 teaspoon whole black pepper corns
  • 1 teaspoon paprika ground
  • 2 cm cinnamon quill
  • 50 g dried chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1 cm fresh ginger, or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 whole red chilies, (deseeded if want to)
  • 2 med brown onions
  • 1 410 gram tin chopped tomatoes
  • 100 g dried apricots
  • 15 g honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander

Lamb shanks (suggestion)

  • 4 lambshanks (about 1kg lambshanks or other meat on bone)
  • 2 tablespoons oil of choice for browning the meat

Recipe's preparation

  1. Add Cumin, coriander seeds, black pepper, paprika, cinnamon quill, chickpeas and tumeric to TM bowl.  Dry roast for 4 min, VAROMA on speed 1.  Once dry roasted, ground together for 20-30 seconds on speed 10 (ensure chickpeas are ground)  Rough consitency similar to freshly ground pepper should be achieved.


  2. Add to spice mix in TM bowl the rest of the marinade ingredients.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Chop and mix all toghether on 8 for 20 seconds.  A thick paste like consistency must be achieved.  Leave marinade for at least an hour before using.  This will ensure chickpeas are soft at time of use.

  3. Slow cooked Lambshanks
  4. Brown lambshanks in pan/pot. (optional)  

    Use slow cooker as normal or use cast iron pot in overn. Put marinade (thick paste) over meat and cover.  In slow cooker follow normal instructions for slow cooking meat.  In oven - cook for 4 hours at min 140 degrees.  Meat will be tender and fall off bone!


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Serve with rice or couscous, cooked in simmering basket.  Add a few vegetable to pot 1 hour before finishing time or serve with salad.

Use different meats for different taste.  Ideal for lamb, beef or chicken.


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  • Sounds delicious, on the menu

    Submitted by elethermo2014 on 15. March 2015 - 11:14.

    Sounds delicious, on the menu for this week!

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  • Thanks Lisa.  This is also

    Submitted by ChantelTHL on 11. March 2015 - 23:32.

    Thanks Lisa.  This is also one of our family favourites! 

    Love what you do ... Do what you love!


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  • oh my this was devine. a firm

    Submitted by LisaHarman on 11. March 2015 - 21:28.

    oh my this was devine. a firm fav in our family 

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