Thursday, February 26, 2009

North African style Vegetarian couscous

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This is a couscous recipe modified from Mark Bittman's book of international recipes. Here I used two cups of couscous boiled or steamed and all the ingredients that were available at the time of cooking. I made it mildly hot for my kids.
One pack of frozen artichoke hearts from Trader Joe's
Tomatoes: 1 chopped
Red Onion: 2 tbsp
Leek: 1/4 cup
garlic 4 cloves
ginger: 1/2 tsp
green chilies: 1
Paprika or kashmiri chili powder: 1/2 tsp
turmeric: 1/8 of tsp
cloves: 2
saffron thread: a few of them soaked in warm milk
salt: to taste
Olive oil: 2 TBSP

Use a wok or a kadhai. In the pan add olive oil. When it is hot then add onions, leek, garlic, ginger, cloves green chilies, stir fry them for few minutes. when the onions are translucent add turmeric and paprika. Add the tomatoes and frozen vegetables. fry them for few minutes and then add the couscous. Mix them well in low heat and serve hot.


  1. What a lovely blog! I can't wait to try out some of these recipes (substituting the meat with some vegetable of course, being the boring vegetarian that I am).

  2. Thank you Anaka. I have been trying to cook more vegetarian dishes some of them are hard to find home cooked dishes only! Hopefully, will have sme that you can try at home:-)