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Friday, January 15, 2010

Couscous Biryani/ Couscous Pulao


Couscous Biryani/ Pulao
Ingredients
Couscous-400gms
Onion big( sliced)-1
Garlic cloves( sliced)-6
Green chilly( broken)-2 to 3
Broccoli( tiny florets)-1/2cup
Fresh/Frozen peas-1/2cup
Carrots( finely chopped)-1/2cup
Red chilly powder-2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala/ Curry powder-1tsp
Mint leaves-few( optional)
Coriander leaves-few( optional)
Salt to taste
Roasted peanuts-1/2cup
Cinnamon stick-1"
Green Cardamom-2
Cloves-5

Method
Heat oil in a pan, when hot add the cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves. When the aroma rises add the onions, green chilly and garlic, 
saute for few mins until onion turns pink. Add the vegetables and saute until the vegetables are half done. Now add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, mint leaves, coriander leaves and salt. Add about 4 cups of water and bring the mixture to boil. Add the couscous when the mixture is boiling, stir and cover the pan with lid. Simmer the heat and cook the couscous for about 8 mins. When the couscous is done finally add the roasted peanuts and serve hot with Mixed Raita.

Mixed Raita
Ingredients
Yogurt/Curd-1cup
Onion small( chopped)-1
Green chilly( minced)-1
Carrot( minced)-2tbsp
Cucumber( minced)-2tbsp
Salt to taste

Method
In a small bowl add the above said raita ingredients and mix well. Serve with any kind of Pulao or Biryani. 

28 comments:

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks so delicious:)

Prathibha said...

Lovely biriyani....looks super colorful..

Angie's Recipes said...

Your couscous dish looks very appetizing!

Priya said...

Such a delectable couscous pulao, looks lovely with plenty of veggies..

Faiza Ali said...

I have recently started using couscous and I have fallen in love with it...I am definitely going to try this soon. Nice recipe.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice idea, looks so yummy and thanks for sharing it too...

Gita said...

What a yummy and healthy briyani dear...looks so tasty :)

shahana said...

Hearing for the first time about coucous biriyani.I used to make salads with couscous.thatz it.Going to try this during the weekend and will let you know

Nostalgia said...

Yum! That looks very good....way to go.

San!!! said...

Lovely biryani with attractive color that's so tempting mye.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks lovely, love the color.

prasu said...

Wow....dear couscous biryani looks damn good.

kittymatti said...

yumm yumm yummm!!! Mouthwatering!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Je ne connaissais pas le couscous biryani. Merci pour la recette.
See soon.

My Experiments with Food said...

Never had couscous biryani or pulao before. Looks really appetizing.

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..You are tempting me to try couscous in main corse :-) Thanks Mye..

Jayashree said...

Looks good - bright and colourful.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wat a way to indulge ur taste buds , but with a healtheir version.

Usha said...

Great idea,looks lovely and inviting!

kothiyavunu said...

Healthy and delicious biryani..:)

Aux délices des gourmets said...

géniale cette recette, je la note pour la tester
bonne soirée

Uma said...

tempting pic. biryani looks so scrumptious :)

Bergamot said...

Looks really good...

Padma said...

Colorful and delicious biryani and also healthy.

Babli said...

Biryani looks delicious and yummy. Lovely recipe.

Shri said...

Looks colorful and delicious , Mye!

Rachana Kothari said...

Biryani looks really delicious:) lovely recipe.

Cheers,
Rachana
rachanakothari.blogspot.com

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Innovative Dish....Nice colourful click also.
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/