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 vegetarian tajine takes its inspiration from traditional Algerian dishes. With tangy preserved lemons and oodles of olives, this meal packs a flavourful punch, while the heaps of root vegetables will keep your stomach feeling full.
A vegetarian twist on traditional couscous. Lighter and less overbearing than rich meaty sauces, the sweet and melting vegetables in this dish are pure heaven.
Found in the deserts of North Africa, terfez truffles are often used as a finishing touch in meat dishes. But they actually have enough flavour to carry a meal all by themselves, especially when complemented with fragrant herbs. View recipe
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.
Vegetables stuffed with delicately spiced minced meat are a mainstay of Algerian cooking. But there is another way! These peppers are stuffed with delicious Mediterranean ingredients, so you won’t even miss the meat.
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.
Whole roasted cauliflowers are making a splash on the international vegetarian food scene. This Algerian-inspired version features herbs and spices traditionally used for roasting lamb, but they work perfectly with the crunchy cauliflower too. It’s the first ever vegetarian mechoui!
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!