vegetable couscous upma

Vegetable couscous upma recipe, Couscous upma

Vegetable couscous upma is a quick and easy to make healthy breakfast loaded with veggies and taste. What is that? A new term? For some yes and for some no! Let’s see what is couscous.

Couscous is a granular semolina that resemble tiny beads is a staple food of Northern Africa. It is usually accompanied with any curry or gravy spooned on the top or flavored with spices, veggies and also meat. Couscous is more easy and quick to prepare than any pasta as it takes just 5 minutes to cook. Sounds interesting right?

I usually pick instant couscous from the store and pair it with chicken curry or make different preparations as it tastes bland on its own. It picks up its flavor with whatever you accompany as side dish or cook it with. After a visit to my sister’s house I found out that many varieties can be made with couscous by replacing rava/ sooji, rice and dalia in its traditional recipes.

One such try is this vegetable couscous upma which can be made easily in no time and is double healthy as it is made of whole wheat and veggies. This upma can be paired with just pickle and voila tummy filling breakfast is done!


We make idli, dosa, paratha, poori, oats and even bread for breakfast, which I am sure everyone might be bored of, so try this recipe and let me know your feedback. For this recipe I have used whole wheat couscous from trader joe’s. So let’s get to that!
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Vegetable couscous upma recipe, Couscous upma
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Couscous – 1 cup
  2. 2. Water – 1 cup
  3. 3. Onion – 3 tbsp (chopped)
  4. 4. Green chili – 1
  5. 5. Carrot – 2 tbsp (chopped)
  6. 6. Beans – 2 tbsp (chopped)
  7. 7. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  8. 8. Salt – to taste
To temper
  1. 1. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  2. 2. Urad dal – 1 tsp
  3. 3. Chana dal – 1 tsp
  4. 4. Curry leaves – few
  5. 5. Oil – 1 tsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan to it add mustard seeds, after it splutters add urad dal and chana dal, when it turns golden brown add curry leaves, chopped onion and green chilli. Saute well.
  2. When the onions look sauteed add chopped carrot, beans, turmeric and salt. Roast the veggies for a minute. When the veggies are roasted for a while add 1 cup water. Since the veggies are chopped finely they will get cooked quickly. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil well.
  3. When the water stats to boil add couscous slowly and give it a gentle stir. Switch off the flame and cover the pan with a lid. Keep it aside for 5 minutes and let the magic happen.
  4. After 5 minutes remove the lid and fluff the cooked couscous. You will notice that the couscous has puffed with separated grains. Serve it hot.
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  1. Heat oil in a pan to it add mustard seeds, after it splutters add urad dal and channa dal, when it turns golden brown add curry leaves, chopped onion and green chilli. Saute well.
  2. When the onions look sauteed add chopped carrot, beans, turmeric and salt. Roast the veggies for a minute.
  3. When the veggies are roasted for a while add 1 cup water. Since the veggies are chopped finely they will get cooked quickly. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil well.
  4. When the water starts to boil add couscous slowly and give it a gentle stir. Switch off the flame and cover the pan with a lid. Keep it aside for 5 minutes and let the magic happen.
  5. After 5 minutes remove the lid and fluff the cooked couscous. You will notice that the couscous has puffed with separated grains. Serve it hot.
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