Delicious and Healthy Yemeni Vegetable Bake

Vegetables are always delicious in this healthy and easy Yemeni way! Packed with flavor and nutrients, this recipe is a perfect blend of fresh veggies and aromatic spices. Here’s how to make it:


  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
  • 1 pound aubergines (eggplants), cut into strips
  • 12.3 ounces courgettes (zucchini), cut into strips
  • 8.8 ounces peppers, cut into strips
  • 7 ounces tomatoes, sliced + 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 6.3 ounces carrots, peeled and cut into strips
  • 5.3 ounces onions, cut into rings + 7 ounces onions, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable broth powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin + to taste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika + to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper + to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Hot peppers, sliced (optional)
  • Onion powder, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Prep the Vegetables:
    • Place the courgettes, carrots, peppers, onions (cut into rings), aubergines, potatoes, and sliced tomatoes in a baking pan.
    • Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and season with salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and paprika. Mix well.
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 40 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Sauce:
    • In a non-stick pan, heat a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
    • Add the chopped onions and sauté until browned.
    • Add minced garlic, sliced hot peppers (if using), and tomato paste. Mix well and continue to sauté.
    • Add diced tomatoes, cumin, coriander, paprika, black pepper, turmeric, salt, and vegetable broth powder.
    • Pour in 1/2 cup of water, stir in the peas, and simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust salt to taste.
  3. Combine and Finish Baking:
    • Remove the baked vegetables from the oven and add them to the pan with the sauce. Stir to coat the vegetables evenly.
    • Transfer everything back to the baking pan.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for another 15 minutes at 180°C (356°F).
  4. Garnish and Serve:
    • Once done, garnish with chopped fresh coriander.
    • Enjoy this excellent dish full of healthy, flavorful vegetables!

Nutritional Information (Approximate per serving):

  • Calories: 200
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Vitamins: Rich in Vitamin A, C, and K
  • Minerals: High in potassium, magnesium, and iron

This dish is not only delicious but also packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s perfect for a nutritious meal that is both satisfying and healthy.

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