Did you know that ‘Couscous’ is actually tiny ground pasta made from a type of wheat called semolina. Some say, “It tastes so nice that they named it twice!”
This mediterranean staple has made its entry into our diets in a big way and why not given its versatility. Couscous pairs beautifully with a number of flavours in a main dish or can be used as an excellent side especially with middle eastern cuisine. Pair it with yummy falafels or hummus and pita and you are good to go. Here’s a great recipe from my dear chachi whom I have seen toss this grain in her kitchen in a jiffy! Thanks so much Sarika aunty for sharing this with our readers.
Yield – 1 bowl
Cous cous – 1 cup
Water – 1 1/2 cup
Mixed Bell peppers – 1 cup (finely chopped)
Bunch of mint leaves, parsley and coriander – finely chopped
Pumpkin seeds / any nuts
Lemon juice – to taste
Salt – to taste
Soak couscous in water for about 3 hours or till it absorbs all the water and becomes soft and fluffy. In a bowl, mix in all the ingredients and season with salt and lemon juice. Its that simple! Feel free to work with what so ever ingredients are available in your kitchen such as olives, cranberries, cucumber, celery, any kind of nuts etc.