Nothing short of delicious! Can either have this as a side dish or a main meal. Me, i like eating this as a main meal. Can be served with couscous, rice or quinoa or all on its own! Sumac is a spice found in Middle Eastern stores. Here’s what wikipedia says – ‘The fruits (drupes) of the genus Rhus are ground into a deep-red or purple powder used as a spice in Middle Eastern cuisine to add a lemony taste to salads or meat’.
Recipe type: Vegetables
3 Courgettes, diced into 1cm pieces
1 can chopped tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 Lrge Spanish onion, diced
2.5 carrots chopped into ½cm rounds
Small cinnamon stick (or ¼ – ½ a normal sized one)
1½ tsp hot paprika
1½ tsp sumac
1 tsp olive oil
2 Bay leaves
2 tsp dried mint
½ – 1 tsp chilli pepper flakes
½ Cup filtered water
Fry onion and garlic in enough filtered water to cover in a large saucepan.
Fry for approx 5min on low to med heat.
Add carrots and fry for a further 5-10min.
Turn up the heat to med – high.
Add can of tomatoes and cook for 5min stirring occasionally.
Add courgettes, filtered water, herbs and spices
Cook for a further 40min on the lowest heat or until courgettes are soft and tender
4 Tbs filtered water (more or less depending on consistency)
Place all items in a food processor and blend.
(If you can’t find Almond flour, grind whole almonds in your food processor. Make sure you don’t blend for too long as the heat from the motor may make your almonds more like mush rather than flour. You may have to scrap down the sides regularly as well)
Take a heaped teaspoon out at a time and roll into balls between palms.
If the balls stick to your palms, flick some water on your hands