Monday, February 22, 2010

One Pot Meal Spiced veggies with couscous

I got introduced to Couscous through food blogs,so reluctantly i picked the box of couscous  during my last grocery shopping,saw the recipe of spiced vegetable couscous in one of the cookbooks,so thought of giving this a try
Recipe Name - Vegetable Couscous
Recipe Source - Cookbook
Cuisine moroccan
Preparation time 15 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
Ingredient for Vegetable Couscous
400gm chickpeas(boiled and drained)
green pepper one sliced
carrot one sliced
cauliflower 200gm
onion chopped one
tomato chopped one
garlic cloves crushed two
salt as per taste
pepper half tsp
turmeric half tsp
one tsp each of coriander and cumin 
oil two tbsp
For the couscous
salt half tsp
one cup couscous
butter one tbsp
Procedure for veggies
heat oil in non stick wok
fry onion and garlic till soft
followed by turmeric,coriander and cumin
keep stirring for few minutes
now add the chopped veggies fry for a minute
add enough water to cover the veggies halfway
bring to boil,lower the heat and let it simmer for few minutes
once the veggies re half done add chickpeas and cook for further 10 mins
season with salt and pepper.
Procedure for couscous
to cook the couscous boil water in saucepan
add salt and half tsp of oil
remove from the heat and mix couscous
keep stirring
allow to swell for 2 minutes,add butter and heat through gently
stirring to separate the grains
For serving
Serve cooked veggies on couscous garnuished with coriander leaves.
Event entry 
This platter is off for Semi homemade event at lazzat and to
MLLA 20 hosted this month by Rachel and started by Susan of the well seasoned cook. 
Enjoy the platter frens, ceeu all soon ,.week was not that good very heavy one hoping for something better this week,..till thn take care happy bloggin,...