Upma has always been my favorite, be it rava upma or semiya upma or idli upma or arisi upma or couscous upma. Couscous upma is very easy to make and makes a perfect breakfast or dinner. It is much quicker to prepare than rice. If you are new to couscous, check out my first post on couscous. If you are bored of eating rava upma or semiya upma, try this couscous upma for a change. Today let us learn how to make couscous upma following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Chop onions, beans and capsicum. Peel and chop carrots and potatoes. Blanch cauliflower florets and keep it aside. Par boil peas and keep it aside. If using frozen peas, skip the step. Learn how to preserve and freeze peas.
Take couscous in a bowl. Add 1/4 tsp salt to it.
Bring water to rolling boil. Add to the couscous, mix well and keep it covered for 10 minutes.
After 10-15 minutes - fluff couscous with a fork and our plain couscous is ready.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and urad dal, when dal turns golden brown, add onion, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves.
Saute on medium heat until onions turn transparent.
Add potatoes, carrots and beans. Mix well, sprinkle water and cook covered, stirring in between until the vegetables are soft but not mushy.
Once the vegetables are soft, add the cauliflower florets, peas, capsicum and salt needed. Mix and cook for another 3-4 minutes. See to it that you do not overcook the capsicum.
Add the couscous and mix gently.
Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy it hot. You can have any chutney or pickle as a side dish for this or enjoy it as such.
More Couscous Recipes
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Couscous with mushroom and peas
Couscous with cauliflower
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