Breakfast

Couscous upma

Thought of making Indian version of upma with couscous. My mother-in-law had never seen or tried couscous before. She liked it a lot, especially how versatile it is since it can go with any spicy side dish or can be added as a main ingredient in a dish.

Ingredients:

Couscous (roasted)- 1cup

Beans- 200 gms chopped

Carrots -1 chopped

Peas-1/4 cup

Onion-1 finely chopped

Green chillies/ jalapenos – 4 cut lengthwise

Coriander/cilantro- small bunch, finely chopped

Coconut- 3 tbsp

Lemon juice- 2 tbsp

Sugar- ¼ tsp

Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

Oil – for seasoning

Salt- to taste

Preparation:

Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add green chillies, onions and fry until onions turn translucent. Also add red chilli powder and salt, mix well. Cook beans, carrots and peas until tender. Add 1½ cup water, coconut and allow the water to boil. Add couscous and close the lid. Turn off the heat when couscous has become soft but not chewy. Finally add lemon juice and sugar, mix well, garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

 

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