1- What is the Tanjia?
Tanjia is a cooking jar and the name of the stew inside .
2-The name :
This special dish is called bent rmad (the daughter of ashes ) or the bacherler s dish ( a dish that the unmarried people make )
3-The history :
the pot s history dates back to the roman empire .
Originally , people used it to transport olive oil and then becomes a cooking jar .
The tanjia is mostly associated with men rather women and it is easy to cook .
When the marrakechi traders take a day off , they go to picnic parks to relax , chat and eat this special dish .
(Garlic , Saffron , Tumeric , Salty butter (semen) , Cumin , Olive oil , Water )
5-How is it cooked ?
First of all , we put all ingredients together in the jar and we shake it .
Second , we put a paper lid on the jar and sealed it with dead bread dough .
Third,we pierce the paper lid to steam the Tanjia .
The Tanjia takes time to cook , preferably on a slow fire while the meat should have bones ,tendons and fat to be tasty .
The fernatchi( worker who heats the hammam ) ,normally , puts the tangia on ashes for the whole night or from the early morning .
After a few hours of cooking , the meal gets so gelatinous and soft .
Actually , the best meat part to make the Tanjia is calf s tail , shank and the hock .
Today , the Tanjia can include rabbit , chicken , lamb and even fish .There is a vegeterian version of it ,even .
If you want to savour this delicacy , we refer you to our foodie Tour
By the way , here are some tours we do
If you want to know more about all this , the Private Tour will help you to understand it better .
By the way , we do the following tours too
We hope that our blog post will help you to venture and try the marrakech speciality experience while you are in town .