African Vegetarian Stew

  • 3 c. water
  • 4 1/2 T. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 c. raisins
  • 1/2 c. couscous or bulgur wheat
  • 15 oz. can garbanzo beans & liquid
  • 5 fresh tomatoes (or 1- 16 oz. can diced tomatoes)
  • 2 zucchini, sliced thick
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled & chunked
  • 4 small kohlrabi (or parsnips), peeled & chunked
  • 1 large onion, chopped

Combine all of the ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Serve the couscous separately, if desired.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: Less than an hour

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