Monday, 25 July 2011

Turkish Vegetable Casserole

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If you have a glut of home grown or locally produced vegetables, use them up in this tasty Middle-Eastern vegan stew. You can substitute just about any alternative vegetables, so long as they are cut up into even-sized pieces.
If there's any left over, eat it cold for lunch the next day, or use to top a home made pizza.
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 courgettes/zucchini, diced
  • ½ butternut squash/2-3 carrots/1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, sliced or diced
  • 6-8 ripe tomatoes, diced or 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 
  • 200 ml water or vegetable stock
  • 1-2 large cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sun dried tomato paste
  • 1-2 tsp paprika/smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp cinnamon or allspice powder
  • ½ a fresh chilli, chopped finely (optional)
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Heat the oil in a casserole dish at 200C/190C fan/Gas 6.
Add the onions, peppers, courgettes and squash and coat in the oil.
Return to the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes.
Stir in the chopped tomatoes, garlic, herbs and spices. 
Return to the oven for a further hour or so, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced and the vegetables are soft and lightly browned.
Serve with rice, flat bread or cous cous.

Alternative: Add a tin of drained chickpeas for extra protein.
Slow cooker/crock pot method: Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker (reduce the water/stock to 100ml) and stir well. Cook on medium for 6-8 hours.

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5 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. I like the idea of it as a pizza topping.

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  2. This looks delicious. I really love a good caserole! I'd love to say it's too summery to start making stews and casseroles yet, but I think I could do with one to warm me up!x

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  3. oh i really love that vegetable casserole, as i'd just been to Istanbul 2 weeks ago.And i was desperate toget the recipe, but i'm so glad i found it. Now i can start cooking with the said recipe...Thankx a lot for publishing!

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  4. i just cooked your stuffed aubergines and tomorrow i will try your turkish stew, ty so much for your lovely recipes

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment...it's great to hear that people are actually cooking my recipes!

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