Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Couscous with Mushroom and Peas-Couscous Peas Mushrooms Recipe

Couscous is a coarsely ground pasta made from durum wheat. It is the staple ingredient in the North African diet. As it does not have a flavor of its own, it blends well with almost anything. It can be used as a base for all sorts of dishes. It can be made as a main dish or as a side dish. I have prepared a main dish with couscous, mushrooms, peas and flavored with coriander and mint. It is one of my favorite dish. Couscous (instant couscous) is very easy to cook, nutritious, economical and also filling. Today we will learn how to make couscous with mushroom and peas following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.


Couscous with Mushroom and Peas

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 1-2
 Recipe CategoryMain Dish-Couscous
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   Instant or precooked couscous -1/2 cup
   Mushroom - 2 cups
   Onion - 1 1/2 cup thinly sliced
   Green chillies - 2 slit
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Fresh or frozen peas - 1/2 cup
   Mint leaves - 1/2 cup chopped
   Fresh coriander leaves - 1/4 cup chopped
   Salt to taste

   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder or cayenne pepper -1/2 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Cinnamon -1 inch piece
   Cloves - 2


Boil 1 cup of water with a little salt and pour it over the couscous. Keep it covered. Let is sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, fluff couscous with a fork. Couscous is ready. Instead of water, you can also use vegetable stock.

Slice onions thinly. Wash and chop coriander and mint leaves. Keep it aside.

Par boil peas with a little salt. If using canned peas, just rinse it and use it.

Wash, clean mushrooms and cut it into 2 or 3 pieces. I have used button mushrooms for this dish. You can use any mushrooms.


Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon and cloves. Saute for a few seconds and then add onions and green chillies.

Saute until onions turn transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

sauteing onions

Add mushrooms, salt needed and turmeric powder.

sauteing mushrooms

Cook mushrooms until tender.

how to prepare Couscous with mushrooms

Add par boiled peas and mix well.

couscous with peas

Add mint, coriander leaves and cook until they wilt.

Adding herbs

Add chilli powder and cook for a few more minutes.

Couscous Peas Mushrooms Recipe

Fluff couscous and add to the above mixture.

Couscous with peas-mushroom recipe

Mix well and serve hot with any salad or roasted vegetables. Enjoy!!

Couscous with peas-mushroom

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