Saturday, September 4, 2010

Couscous upma

Ingredients(Serves 2):
1 garlic pod
1/2 medium size onion - diced
1 medium size potato - diced
1 cup mixed vegetable(carrot, beans, peas, sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) - diced and boiled
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp asafoetida
4 green chilli - finely chopped
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 scallion (spring onion) - chopped
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste

Preparing couscous:
2/3 cup couscous
2/3 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp ghee/butter
1 tsp oil

1) Prepare couscous as per the directions on the pack. This is the way i prepared it. Add oil and water in a wok and bring it to boil. Add couscous, salt and cover the wok and steam for 2 mins.
2) Reduce the heat to minimum. Add ghee/butter and stir the couscous using a fork to separate the grains for a minute. Keep it aside.
3) Heat oil in a frying pan - Add garlic and mustard seeds.
4) When the mustard seeds start to splutter - add onion, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, chilli powder, green chilli, curry leaves. Fry for 2 mins
5) Add potato, mixed vegetables, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 cup water. Reduce to medium heat. Cover and let it be for 3 mins.
6) Once the vegetables have softened - add couscous. Stir it through for a minute. Garnish with chopped green onion. Add more salt if needed.
DONE!!! :)
Serve with a dash of yoghurt on the side.

1 comment:

  1. I m loving all your unique recipes.Great job Akhila !!!