Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Couscous Upma

I first tasted Couscous in April 2010 in Paris in a Moroccon food court. I loved the texture. I've been trying to use it but P doesn't like it a lot. I made Couscous upma long back. But P didn't like it. So I never made it again.

Different story today... I gave P and V Macaroni & Cheese and I made this for myself.

Though I did not make it like regular upma, I absolutely loved the texture and the taste.

I had only green peas in my freezer so I didn't use any other vegetables. I made an extra portion to take to work for lunch. And since I wasn't giving this to V, I did make it a little extra spicy.

1/2 cup Couscous
1/2 cup Frozen Green Peas - You can use other vegetables as well
1/2 Onion - finely chopped
1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
10 Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Oil
1 cup Water
Salt to taste
Chopped Coriander Leaves to garnish

  1. Heat Oil in a pan.
  2. When hot, add the Chilli Flakes, Mustard Seeds and Cumin Seeds.
  3. When they crackle, add the Onion and Curry Leaves and fry till the Onions turn transparent.
  4. Add salt and mix well.
  5. Add the Peas (and other vegetables) and cook till they are almost done.
  6. Now add the Couscous, mix and add the water.
  7. Get the water to a boil and simmer till the water is absorbed.
  8. Add the chopped Coriander Leaves and mix and serve hot.

This goes to the following events:

Priya's Cooking with Seeds - Peas

Veena's HLI - Peas that was started by Kalyani.


  1. very delicious n healthy upma....looks nice

  2. yummmy n inviting..
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  3. Upma looks super filling and healthy..

  4. very good recipe..

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  5. Thank for all the lovely comments...


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