Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Couscous Upma

After an indulgent Diwali, its time to shed off those extra calories by eating some healthy food. I am here with a healthy Upma. But before that, I have to announce a product review from CSN Stores. I am sure no one needs an introduction about them. CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish briefcases to cute cookware to chic lighting pieces! So, stay tuned for the review!
Now coming back to the recipe, I had brought a few cook books from India one being 'Healthy Breakfast' Tarla Dalal. There was one recipe whish uses broken bulgar wheat to make this upma. I replaced it with couscous and here is what I made!

Serves 2-3


1 Cup Couscous.
1 small onion finely chopped.
1 green chill, slit.
Few strands of ginger.
¼ cup green peas.
¼ cup carrots diced.
½ tsp mustard seeds.
3-4 curry leaves.
1 tbsp oil.
Salt to taste.
2 tbsp chopped coriander.
1 tbsp lemon juice.

Clean and wash the couscous thoroughly. Boil cups of water and add a pinch of salt. Add
the washed couscous to it. Let it come to boil and take it off gas and cover the pan with
a lid. Keep it for 3-4 minutes. Couscous will be cooked and soft, each grain separated.
Drain off any excess water.

In a pan, heat oil. Add the curry leaves, grated ginger, green chilli and mustard seeds.
When they crackle add the chopped onions and sauté for a minute. Add the diced carrots
and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add peas and cooked couscous and give a good stir. Add salt
to taste and lemon juice. Take it off gas and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with
chopped coriander leaves.

Sending this off to Priya Mitharwal's Event- Bookmarked Recipes-Every Tuesday-9th Nov 2010.



  1. I simply loveee couscous dishes... A delicious upma!

  2. What a wonderfully healthy but easy to make dish. I will book mark to make soon.

  3. Very healthy upma! Looks nice!

  4. This one looks healthy n delicious!!We have started getting couscous here in my city now n sure to try out ur recipe...

  5. Always wanted to try something with couscous and this is for sure bookmarked.

  6. Believe it or not,this is what i made n ate for lunch jyoti .Such an instant and a healthy food to rely on looks yummy.


  7. My amma used to love this upma when she visits the U.S. It kind of reminded her of broken wheat upma.Looks so colorful.

  8. Great looking couscous upma..fantastic..

  9. Very delicious and healthy Upma. My favourite snack.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Now...I am super glad to see someone who thinks you can make upma with couscous. And why not. They are both from semolina...its perfect and I love your image. I got to make some now :)

  11. Hi Jyoti,
    sorry for delayed reply.
    I am happy that you are ready to host the event. Is January fine with you? if Yes, you can decide the sweet and send me the mail to nivedita.mt@gmail.com
    waiting for your reply/.


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