How to make Chermoula Dressing - A Moroccon dressing or sauce that is used to marinate meats, poultry, eggs, vegetables etc.

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Main Ingredients : Fresh coriander leaves (ताज़ा हरा धनिया), Fresh parsley leaves

Cuisine : Moroccan

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

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Chermoula Dressing

Tajins and pastillas are true symbols of Moroccan food.  Moroccan cuisine has retained its traditionalism. In a broad sense Moroccan food is a part of Mediterranean cuisine. Various influences like Arabs, Moors can be traced in their food. The food here largely depends on seasonal and local produce. 
The people are diet conscious and give a lot of importance to the use of fresh vegetables like carrots, cabbage, eggplant, pumpkin, zucchini, onions, peppers etc. which not only add a lot of colour but also plenty of nutrients to the dishes. They also use plenty of lentils and beans whereas meat is used  in moderation.  They do use plenty of Atlantic fish and seafood. Perhaps it is a result of the country having the longest coastline among other Arab countries. 

You can also find more Gravies, Sauces and Stocks recipes like Jain Mexican Sauce, Quick Tomato Sauce, Curry paste, Turkish Muhammara Dip.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chermoula Dressing Recipe

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 medium bunch

  • Fresh parsley leaves 1 small bunch

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Paprika powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Olive oil 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Combine coriander leaves, parsley, garlic, cumin powder, paprika powder, red chilli powder, cinnamon powder and lemon juice in a grinder jar. Grind into a smooth paste, adding olive oil at intervals.

Step 2

Transfer the mixture into a bowl. Add salt and mix well.

Step 3

Use as required.