Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Minty Couscous


Posting the recipe for the minty couscous that I made the other day along with stuffed tomatoes.This is my first attempt on couscous. I prepared it just like rava kichadi using bell peppers, except that I used olive oil instead of ghee. The result was not disappointing.
I think it goes along great with coconut chutney, but I was already tired preparing and clicking my tomatoes, we decided to just have it on its own, with stuffed tomatoes on the side.

Ingredients:
1 cup couscous

1 medium onion sliced

4 garlic cloves chopped
1 medium bellpepper sliced
1 green chilli slit
1 cup chopped olives(optional)
a hand full of mint leaves

Method. In a pot, add the olive oil. When its hot add the garlic, onion and gren chili.Fry till opaque. Add the bellpeppers ,salt and fry well. Add 2 cups of water, throw in the mint and olives, close and allow it to boil. When the water is boiling , add the couscous and stir well. Close with a lid , simmer and cook for 10 minutes


Note
  • We can also add some tomatoes and peas and other vegetables as per taste
  • It does not stick like Rava, so need not worry about lumps.
  • Amount of water may differ depending on the brand of couscous we use.


Off this goes to Ammalu's kitchen for the Herb Mania - Mint

6 comments:

delhibelle said...

Mint and couscous are a cool twist to rava khichadi, and the tomatoes look yummy!

Laavanya said...

That does look a lot like our rava upma.. mint must make it very fragrant.. looks good!

ranji said...

couscous is something i am yet to give a try...never got an opurtunity...this ones looks gr8 especially with the flavor of mint in it...

notyet100 said...

this version looks delicious,..

shriya said...

Pictures are great and great entry for the event. One more dish in my bookmark page.

Sujatha said...

never used couscous before, though I always wanted to give it a shot.. This one is so tempting.. and sounds simple too..

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