Recipe Video: Chicken Tagine with Pomegranate, Carrots and Harissa!

I love eating pomegranates, apart from its incredible flavor there's deep satisfaction in getting to the jewel like "kernels" after much prodding and probing. In India where I grew up pomegranates are a popular but expensive fruit to eat. They are equally popular if not more in Moroccan and also used in cooking. Here is a simple, yet complex tasting chicken tagine with pomegranate arils. (The seeds that you eat as the fruit are called arils)




  • 1.5 lb chicken thighs

  • 1 medium size onion thinly sliced

  • 1 tsp garlic paste

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tbs oil

  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots

  • 1/4 cup peas

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley

  • 1 tbs ras-el-hanout

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tbs honey

  • 4 tbs pomegranate molasses

  • 2 tbs harissa


Add all ingredients into tagine or cooking pot with lid and simmer on low for 30 to 40 minutes.

Serve with warm french bread. 

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