The five cities of Algeria’s Mzab region all have their own version of these indulgent savoury pancakes. They might be fat or thin, soft or crunchy, round or square…. But the basic elements are always the same: a hearty meat filling made with onions, tomatoes and scrambled eggs, wrapped inside a semolina pancake. In-keeping with the spirit of this dish of many faces, here’s yet another version; HappyHmisa’s veggie maghlouga!
This tasty twist on a traditional classic is packed full of protein and fibre for a healthy vegetarian recipe that makes no concessions on flavour.
It’s an omelette, but not as you know it. This classic Kabyle dish combines a spongy semolina omelette with a rich lentil and vegetable sauce for a truly robust and nourishing meal.
Inspired by Algeria’s Tajine El Khoukh, this vegetarian recipe uses a mixture of beans and cheese for maximum flavour. Tajine El Khoukh literally translates as ‘peach tagine’, so-called because the beautiful crunchy potato dumplings look like miniature blushing peaches.
This Kabyle recipe is made of a fragrant herby broth and minty semolina dumplings. Although the original version of this dish does include meat, the hearty dumplings are quite filling enough to hold their own without it. View recipe
Not everyone misses meat, but for those of us who do, this veggie take on Algeria’s mesrane sausage has the perfect amount of bite to satisfy your cravings. Using homemade wheat gluten, protein-packed lentils and local vegetables, this is Algeria’s first ever homegrown veggie sausage!