moroccan recipes
Dinner,  Under £1,  Vegetarian

Moroccan pastry roll

I loved my time in Morocco, ever since I came back I’ve been obsessed with Moroccan recipes, always trying to develop new dishes. Now that we are off travelling again, I started to look back at my time in Morocco and what I ate and developed this tasty little number.

£0.98     Serves 4     Ready in 2 hours

All you need is

  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tsp:
    • garlic (can use one clove)
    • cumin
    • coriander
    • cinnamon
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 tin of chickpeas
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1/2 packet of filo pastry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

To make it just

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 325°F/165°C/Gas mark 3
  2. If you have a tagine then do everything in a saucepan before transferring to the tagine and baking. If you don’t use a large pot.
  3. Place your saucepan or pot on the hob with a low heat underneath and leave to warm.
  4. Finely dice your onion.
  5. Place 1 tbsp of oil into the pan/pot and then add the onion.
  6. Combine the spices in a bowl or pestle & mortar then add to the pan/pot and gently fry.
  7. Chop the red pepper, courgette, carrot and aubergine into large chunks and add to the pan/pot covering with the spices.
  8. Drain the chickpeas then add to the pan/pot along with the tomatoes.
  9. Cover with a lid or transfer to your tagine and leave in the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  10. After the time, remove the pot from the oven and set aside.
  11. Turn the oven up to 400°F/200°C/Gas mark 6.
  12. Unfold the filo pastry and brush with the other tbsp of oil.
  13. Place 2 sheets of pastry on top of one another and onto a baking tray.
  14. Spoon the vegetable mixture from the pot into the centre of the pastry.
  15. Brush the remaining oil over the 3-4 more filo sheets and cover the vegetable mixture with pastry to encase it.
  16. Place in the oven for 30 minutes to allow the pastry to brown, then serve and enjoy!

Nutritional values

moroccan recipes nutritional

Where to buy


ASDA Tesco Sainsbury’s
Red onion £0.72 £0.79 £0.75
Garlic £0.70 £0.70 £1.00
Cumin £0.71 £0.85 £1.00
Coriander £0.79 £0.85 £1.00
Cinnamon £0.70 £0.85 £1.00
Red pepper £0.60 £0.50 £0.40
Courgette £0.48 £0.38 £0.48
Aubergine £0.70 £0.70 £0.70
Chickpeas £0.35 £0.35 £0.40
Carrots £0.45 £0.45 £0.60
Tinned tomatoes £0.29 £0.31 £0.30
Filo pastry £1.70 £1.50 £1.45
Olive oil £3.50 £3.50 £3.45


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