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Tunisian & Vegan: ‏لبلابي‎ – Lablabi

Tunisian & Vegan

The dish which I´m going to present you today is definitely sth. I will cook very often in the future. It is one of the tastiest dishes I learned all year. If you like spicy chickpeas and I do – you´re gonna looove this! Promised!


But let me introduce my Tunisian teacher first. Kerim from Tunisia turned out to be a very funny Skype entertainer. I laughed so much with him that night that I almost forgot the chickpeas which still were cooking and they almost burned.


Both – Kerim and me were looking for the perfect Tunisian dish to cook. And I have to say – there were a lot of options. We decided to make  ‏لبلابي‎ – Lablabi finally because it is vegan itself, very easy to make and absolutely delicious.

 ‏لبلابي‎ – Lablabi

  • 250 g chickpeas, soaked over night (8 to 12 houres)
  • 1 teaspoon harissa (bought or self made)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bread slices, broken into pieces

Rinse soaked chickpeas. Put them in a pot. Cover with warm water. Bring to a boil.


Cook for about 30 minutes. Add harissa, cumin, coriander, salt and garlic. Cook for another 20 minutes or as long as there is as much fluid left as you like.


Remove from stove. Add olive oil, lemon juice and bread pieces. Serve with fresh coriander.




P.S. I also did make the harissa myself. There are a lot of usefull recipes on the internet. You can store it in the fridge for like forever! But remember – if you make harissa yourself – WEAR GLOVES!!! I´m serious!


I didn´t do it by the way! ^^ My gloves were gone and I was to lazy to buy some first! Don´t be!! It was… an aweful night afterwards!

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