Mushroom and Chickpea Tagine

This is a beautifully spiced vegetarian main course. A delicious Moroccan tagine, perfect served with rice or couscous. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
43 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 3 mins
4 servings



  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds

  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 3 ½ cups quartered chestnut mushrooms

  • 1 (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can chickpeas, drained

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can vegetable stock

  • cup halved dried apricots

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2 dried bay leaves

  • 1 pinch white sugar, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¾ cup plain yogurt


  1. Toast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer dukka mixture to a spice grinder; grind into a smooth powder.

  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon dukka and mushrooms; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms release most of their moisture, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir chopped tomatoes, chickpeas, vegetable stock, apricots, parsley, honey, tomato puree, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, sugar, salt, and pepper into the pot. Cover and simmer until flavors combine, about 15 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon dukka. Cook, stirring frequently, until tagine thickens, about 15 minutes.

  4. Discard cinnamon stick and bay leaves.

  5. Mix 1 tablespoon dukka into the yogurt; serve alongside tagine.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1 fresh bay leaf for the dried bay leaves if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
9g Fat
46g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 667mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 728mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.