Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Couscous with boiled vegetables

Couscous is very popular in India. It is cooked in many ways. Sometime it is cooked with lentils , sometimes with milk. If it is cooked with lentils, it is called “Khichdi”. With cooked with milk is it called rice pudding. It is also cooked with peanuts, and potatoes.The other day I cooked couscous for Mr. Man. I packed it with him for lunch, and some of his co-workers tasted, and they found my recipe is very interesting. I just changed a little in a common recipe. Here, I’m sharing my recipe.

One cup dry couscous 
A small potato 
A bunch of green beans
Three- fourth cup peanuts
Two green chilies (Optional)
One tsp. suger
Half tsp. cumin seeds
Salt to taste
Two tbsp. of oil
Wash and soak the couscous for 2 hours. After two hours drain the water, and mix the couscous with salt. Cut the potato into small cube. Cut the beans into small pieces, about half inch long. Take a small frying pan, dry roast the peanuts, stirring occasionally under medium heat. Roast the peanuts until at least half part of them are dark brown. Keep them aside. Take the beans in a saucepan. Pour water to cover the beans and let the beans cook under medium heat. When the beans are almost soft add the potato, as the potato takes less time to be cooked. If you need more water , then add just to cover the vegetables. Add salt, let the vegetables cook, covering the pan. After 10 minutes, check the vegetables. If they are tender, switch off the stove. If water is still in the pan , then just drain out the stock. If you want, you can collect the stock for future use. In a mixer grind the peanuts along with the chilies( if you are using), and sugar.
 In the same pan, or in a different pan, heat oil in medium. Add cumin seeds. When the seeds start to crackle, add the ground peanuts. Fry for  few minutes. Then add the boiled vegetables. Mix well with the peanuts. Lower heat to medium-low. Then add the couscous into the pan. Stir until everything mix very well. Switch off the stove. Serve hot. 


  1. Sounds very interesting with potatoes. I'm sure the addition of peanuts make it quite tasty. ♥

  2. Lovely post dear! Have a great day! xx

  3. I love this kind of couscous!
    Thanks for sharing

  4. Look delicious!!! Thank you for recipe :-)

  5. Yum! This looks good. And I have similar plates!

  6. Sounds very good and healthy.

  7. Couscous is something new to me. But it sounds good.

  8. Hello! It does look delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  9. Thank you for coming to say hello. Your lovely recipe is just the kind of meal my husband will love xx

  10. What a beautiful dish. I would love to try this someday. :)
    xx Beca

  11. Looks like a healthy food too. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting me. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. Hi Krishna!
    You showed true delights.
    A wonderful post, Krishna.

  13. This looks so good, Krishna, and healthy too. Thank you for your visit. We are starting to have spring-like weather..Happy Weekend..Judy

  14. Sounds and looks very tasty...and it's a dish which encourages one to allow their imagination to run free by adding other ingredients to suit personal tastes.

    Thanks for sharing, Krishna. :)

  15. This sounds like a yummy dish. Unfortunately my husband isn't a big fan of couscous whereas I like it very much. Perhaps I will still give it a try.