Thursday, September 10, 2015

Easy Lemon Couscous Recipe-How to make Lemon Couscous

What I love about Couscous is that it is so easy to cook and it's so versatile. As it is bland, it can be paired with just anything we love. I made this simple lemon flavored couscous and it was absolutely delicious. Perfect for both breakfast and dinner. It is great for lunch box also. Today we will learn how to make lemon couscous (Indian style) following this easy recipe.

Lemon Couscous

Lemon Couscous

Lemon Couscous

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 5 mins 
 Recipe CategoryCouscous-Breakfast-Dinner
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Couscous - 1/2 cup
   Water - 1 cup
   Salt - 1/4 tsp

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Green chilli - 2 slit
   Carrot - 1 big or 2 medium size
   Roasted peanuts or cashew nuts - 2 tbsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt to taste
   Fresh lemon juice as needed

   For Garnishing

   Fresh Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped


Bring water to rolling boil, add 1/4 tsp of salt and pour it over the couscous, mix well and keep it covered. Let it sit for 15 minutes.

Peel the skin and finely chop ginger and carrots.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumin seeds and saute for a few seconds.

Then add curry leaves, finely chopped ginger, slit green chilli, finely chopped carrots, roasted peanuts and turmeric powder.

Cook for a few minutes until the carrots become tender.

Add lemon juice (juice of 1 small lemon or as needed), salt needed and switch off the heat. Fluff couscous with a fork and add to it. Mix well so that it is well coated with the seasoning. Taste and adjust salt and lemon juice to suit your preference.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. It taste good on its own. If desired, you can have it with any chutney of your choice.

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