I omitted the bell peppers - and I used turmeric and garam masala as spices. Pretty good - an Indian touch to this Moroccan dish......
Okra & Chickpea Tagine
From EatingWell: September/October 2008
This quick and easy okra and chickpea stew is full of Moroccan flavors. The name “tagine” refers to the two-part, cone-shaped casserole dish in which countless slow-cooked Moroccan dishes are prepared. You don't need to prepare this in a tagine dish—it works well in a large saucepan—but if you have one, here's a chance to use it.
15 Reviews for Okra & Chickpea Tagine
Initially skeptical, I gave this recipe a shot as it was at the top of my RSS feed, and the only recipe for which I already had the ingredients. Not bad! While cooking, it struck me as a little bland, but after a few more minutes, all the flavors combined into a surprisingly filling dish with some decent heat. Not slimy at all - excellent on a bed of orzo. Would make an excellent presentation for a hunk of grilled beef or lamb.
My boyfriend and I both loved this dish, and would definitely make it again. We couldn't find harissa, so we used the chile-garlic sauce. I was pleasantly surprised the all the sliminess from the okra disappeared since I enjoy the taste of okra, but can't always deal with the slime...
This recipe was a great way to use up some of the peppers and okra from our garden. While the okra was initially very slimy, the slime disappeared after it cooked with the other ingredients. My husband is not a fan of okra, but he loved this recipe served over brown rice.
Maybe I'm not the best person to review this as I'm not a fan of okra to start with, but after reading the reviews, and my husband saying that he like okra in gumbo, I thought I would give it a try. I could only get one forkful into my mouth. The sliminess did not go away, it felt like trying to swallow a big ball of mucus. The slime and the okra flavor drowned out anything good going on with the other flavors in this. My warning to others... if you don't like okra, you will not like this dish.