North African-spiced Vegetable Tagine



2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 large fennel bulb, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1 1/4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 6 wedges
2 cups chopped peeled turnips
4 carrots, cut in half lengthwise and then into 3-inch sticks
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup frozen baby peas
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Fresh cilantro sprigs


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add turmeric, cumin, and paprika; cook, stirring, until the spices begin to foam.

Add cilantro, parsley, garlic, and tomatoes; cook, stirring until they’re well blended. Add fennel, potatoes, turnips, carrots, and broth. Then reduce heat to medium. Cover tightly and cook until the potatoes and carrots are tender (about 30 minutes).

Add peas and cook until they are thoroughly heated. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Transfer the mixture to a tagine pot or platter. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.