Healthy & Wholesome Lentil & Eggplant Vegetable Moussaka

Healthy & Wholesome Lentil & Eggplant Vegetable Moussaka

Jan 11, 2023Gilava Pour

Moussaka is a favourite Greek/Mediterranean dish that is similar to lasagna. If you have never tried Moussaka before it is super tasty, creamy, and all-around delicious with layers and layers of goodness.

Traditionally Moussaka is made with meat and béchamel sauce. But we made a lighter and healthier version using lentils and Exotic Bazaar's Tagine Moroccan Recipe Base.

You Will Need:

  • 3 Large eggplants
  • 1kg Potatoes peeled & quatered 
  • 400g Cooked brown lentils
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Jar of Tagine - Moroccan Recipe Base
  • Sea salt & pepper to sprinkle
  • Knob of butter and/or splash of milk for the mashed potatoes (optional)
  • Fresh herbs for garnish

Method:

1- Preheat oven to 180°C.

2- Boil the potatoes until cooked

3- Peel the potatoes skin. Add salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil, then mash them together until smooth. (Add butter and/or milk for a smoother consistency).

4- Remove the stalks from the eggplants and cut them lengthways into 1 cm thick slices.

5- Drizzle some olive oil and pan fry until browned on both sides

6- To assemble Moussaka, use a Tagine or baking dish.

7- Start with a layer of eggplants. Then add an even layer of mashed potato. Next, add half a jar of Exotic Bazaar Tagine and half the cooked lentils, smooth out with a spatula. Repeat with another layer and finish with mashed potatoes.

*You can have more layers as you wish but always make sure you finish off with the mashed potatoes as the top layer.

8- Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Watch the video and follow along with Gila:

Moroccan Tagine Base of Cardamom, Chilli & Warm Spices

Moroccan Tagine Recipe Base

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