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Veggie Moussaka

  • 120+ Minutes
  • Medium
  • Serves 8

Super veggie dish packed with pulses and vegetables, great for sharing.


Ingredients

Method

  • 2 packs of Tilda Pure Basmati
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 red onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of allspice
  • 250ml of vegetable stock
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 can of black eyed beans, drained
  • 2 cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 4 large eggplants
  • 600ml of milk
  • 50g of spelt or plain flour
  • 50g of butter
  • 75g of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 25g of parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Salt and pepper to season

  1. Preheat the oven to 180degC/gas 4
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions, garlic, oregano and allspice and fry on a medium heat for 6-8 minutes until softened
  3. Add the stock, chickpeas, black eyed beans and the tomatoes. Season with plenty of salt & pepper, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the rice.
  4. Meanwhile slice the eggplants into 1cm rounds. Place in a colander & sprinkle with a pinch of salt, set aside for 15 minutes to drain. Rinse the eggplant in cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper then spread onto a large roasting tray. Drizzle with oil, season and roast for 20 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  5. Warm the milk in a pan over a low heat. Once warm transfer into a jug, then return the pan to the heat, add the butter and allow to melt on a medium heat
  6. Stir in the flour to form a paste. Start adding the warmed milk a little at a time stirring well. Once all the milk has been added and the sauce is smooth and creamy add the feta, simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly then whisk in the egg yolks
  7. Assemble the moussaka by spooning a layer of the chickpea mixture into a large oven proof dish, followed by a layer of eggplant, repeat twice then cover with the cheese sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes

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