Monday, August 23, 2010

Lemon flavoured Couscous

Couscous is one such ingredient which I would always stock up in my kitchen simply because it can be a rescue meal or be a part of fantastic salad or simply because its healthy and filling. It appears like semolina (Rawa/ sooji ) it belongs to the pasta family and it comes in small, medium and large sizes (the size of the grain can differ). It is commonly seen in Moroccan, middle eastern, west African and Italian cuisine. I always love to prepare couscous with many mixed seafood ( like prawns, fish, squid etc.) or meat. But, this one is a completely veg version with mixed veggies and lemon flavour. Here goes the recipe....

Couscous - 100 grams
Onion (white) - 1 nos
Carrot - 1 small
Beans (chopped) - 1/4 cup
Capsicum - 1 small
Baked beans - 1 small tin
Fresh parsley (chopped) - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Salt for taste
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Water for cooking

Cook couscous using a steamer along with 1/4 tsp olive oil and keep this aside. In a wok add remaining olive oil and stir fry finely sliced onions, carrot (cut into thin strips), capsicum (diced), beans, baked beans and stir well. Add salt for taste, lemon juice and stir again. Finally add chopped parsley and turn off the flame. Mix the cooked couscous and serve hot.

Add some skinned almonds, pine nuts etc. for variation.


  1. Sounds so delicious..never tried this before,will surely give this a try

  2. delicious n healthy couscous ...looks tempting


  3. Very nicely presented rach, looks yummy

  4. Very healthy preparation....I like your second click
    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. I love this kind of couscous or daliya meals . the pics look gorgeous !!

  6. couscous looks delicious with all those yummy veggies!

  7. couscous looks delicious with all those yummy veggies!
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