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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sweet Couscous with Nuts-Couscous Sweet Recipe-Vegetarian Couscous Recipes

This is a simple sweet prepared with Moroccan couscous. It is not authentic but is very delicious and can be made in a jiffy. It is a quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Today we will learn how to make an easy dessert (Indian style) with couscous following this easy recipe.

Sweet Couscous

Sweet Couscous with Nuts

Sweet Couscous with Nuts

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 5 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Couscous
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Instant Couscous - 1/2 cup
   Jaggery - 3/4 cup grated
   Raisins - 3 tbsp
   Cashew nuts - 6 -7
   Almonds - 5 blanched and slivered
   Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
   Ghee/clarified butter - 2-3 tsp


Bring 1 cup of water to boil, pour it over the couscous, stir and keep it covered. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Once all the water is absorbed, fluff it with a fork and keep it aside. Refer how to cook couscous for more details.

In a pan, add jaggery, just enough water (3-4 tbsp) to cover the jaggery and heat it. Dissolve the jaggery in water. Switch off the heat and filter it to remove impurities if any. Use a stainless steel mesh.


Bring jaggery water to boil with a tsp of ghee and cardamom powder. When it start bubbling and thickens slightly, add the couscous it it and mix well. Cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes so that the couscous get incorporated well with the jaggery syrup.

Heat a tsp of ghee and 
fry raisins till it slightly puffs up. Remove the raisins and in the same pan fry the cashew nuts until golden brown.  Then add both to the jaggery + couscous mixture.

Garnish with slivered almonds and serve warm.

More Couscous Recipes

Couscous with vegetarian sauce

Couscous Salad 

Couscous with mushroom and peas

Couscous with cauliflower

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  1. This looks more like okkarai ...seems a speedy and little effortless version of it. Thanks for sharing this recipe


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