Monday 9 June 2008

Spiced Vegetable Couscous Recipe

Couscous is so versatile. It can be cooked savoury or sweet, both tasting delicious.

My couscous recipe is very easy to cook and tastes great. It is very healthy and very filling too.

This recipe is high in fibre and uses a combination of fresh vegetables and spices.

We ate this couscous recipe on its own tonight and it was very delicious.

It is a fantastic accompaniment to any lamb kebab recipe or chicken kebab recipe. It is also a great recipe to have readily cooked for a barbecue.

Ingredients for Jeenas Vegetable Couscous Recipe

1/2 Cup Fresh Peas
1 Sweet Red Pointed Pepper (diced small)
1 Small Green Pepper (diced small)
1 Small Onion (diced small)
2 Carrots (diced small)
1 Clove Garlic (crushed)
1 tsp Fresh Ginger (grated)
approx 1/4 Cup Water
Salt to Season
Pinch Dried Jalapeno Peppers or Chilli
3/4 Cup Dried Couscous
1 Cup Boiling Water
Pinch Ghorbeh Sabzi (you can use coriander and or methi)

Picture of chopped peppers and freshly shelled peas.

How to Cook Jeenas Vegetarian Couscous Recipe

Simmer the carrots and onions in a little oil for approx 6-7 minutes, stir.

When the onions and carrots soften add all the dried spices, fresh ginger and garlic and stir well.

Add the peppers and 1/4 cup water, mix well and simmer with a lid on for approx 10 minutes.

Add the 1 tsp tomato puree, mix well and cook for another few minutes.

Place dried couscous into a bowl , sprinkle with enough salt to season.

Pour the cup of boiling water onto the dried couscous and cover the bowl.

Leave for 5 minutes or until cooked.

Once cooked use a fork to fluff up the couscous, you can add a knob of butter here if desired.

Stir the spiced vegetables into the couscous.

Enjoy your spicy vegetable couscous.

If you liked my vegetable couscous recipe you may love my lamb bulgar wheat recipe

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Suganya said...

Hi Jeena....
That was a colorful couscous recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Arabic Bites said...

This looks very delicious and healthy too.

Rosie said...

Hi Jeena, your vegetable couscous sounds tasty, looks colourful and I bet it tastes just great!! great recipe :)

Finla said...

Jeena I love this spiced up couscous.
I must admit i have never done this way.
Will try next time.

grace said...

jeena, you've got a triple threat here--beautiful, healthy, and delicious! i love the texture of couscous, the pop of peas, and the crunch of peppers--this is a fabulous dish!

Anonymous said...

I just made couscous this weekend but it was no where near as delciious looking as this. we'll have to try this recipe! My husband loves spice and peas!

test it comm said...

That couscous salad looks nice and colourful and good!

Andhra Flavors said...

this looks delicious with couscous.