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M'touem - Mohammed Khatir

Preparation time:
25 minutes + 1 hour simmering

Ingredients (for 4 people):

  • 500 g pork
  • 300 g minced meat
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 400 g chickpeas
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • Olive oil and butter, for frying
  • 120 g pearl couscous
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley or coriander
  • Tomato concentrate


1. Fry the meat in oil and butter. Press half the garlic with pepper, paprika and cumin. Deglaze the pan (or tajine) with 2 tbsp water. Stir-fry for a few minutes and then add the tomato concentrate, salt and chickpeas. Top up with water until everything is submerged. Cover and simmer on low heat for 45 minutes.

2. Mix the minced meat with the rest of the garlic, a little salt and 1 egg white until you have a homogeneous mas. Shape into balls.

3. Add the meatballs to the stew and simmer for another 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, prepare the couscous as instructed on the package. Season with salt, pepper and chopped parsley or coriander.