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 .

 4-The ingredients

(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

walking tour

Shopping tour

Marrakech by Night

Foodie Tour

We hope that our blog post will help you to venture and try the  marrakech speciality  experience while you are in town  .

Good luck.