Serves six. This is a combination of fresh (pumpkin) and dry (chickpeas) ingredients that can be done with other vegetables – peppers, carrots, turnips, spinach – or with other types of dried beans. Known as tbikhas. Can also be made with HARISSA.
- 450gms orange pumpkin – sounds like kabocha is OK
- 1 large onion cut in half and sliced
- 4tbsp olive oil
- 4 medium tomatoes peeled and chopped – sounds like tinned are OK
- 1-2tsps sugar
- salt and pepper
- 1/2tsp of harissa
- 450g chickpeas in a can
- 3 tablespoons of parsley (optional – but I bet it is better)
Peel the pumpkin and get rid of any fibrous parts, cut up; fry the onion until golden; add tomatoes, sugar, salt, pepper and harissa and stir; add chickpeas and pumpkin; add some extra 4-5tbsps of water and simmer with the lid on for around 20mins or until the pumpkin is tender.
As a variation add red pepper cut into ribbons fryed with the onions.