Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Moroccan coucous

Quick and easy, can be a very healthy one dish meal or works as well for side.

Category :Vegan, low-Fat
 Preparation Time : 10 min. 
Cooking time : 15 min.
 Skill level : Easy
Serves : 4-6

Ingredients :
1 ts olive oil
1/2 ts cumin seeds
1/4 ts Turmeric
1 sweet potato, julienned
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, julienned
1 zucchini, julienned
a few floret cauliflower, cut
1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
3 c cooked wholewheat coucous(as per package direction)
1 c garbanzo beans, cooked in salted water, drained
1/2 c tomato puree
pinch saffron soaked in 10 min. in 2 ts water
1/2 ts cinnamon powder
2 tbs golden raisins
2 tbs slivered almonds
Garnish :
a  mint sprig top

1. Heat olive oil in thick bottom pan
2. Add cumin 
3. Add turmeric
4. Add sweet potato, cook for two min.
5. Add other veggie and cook till sweet potato is just done.
6. Add couscous and garbanzo beans
7. Add tomato puree and cook till water is absorbed
8. Add all other ingredients and turn the heat off
9. cover for 2-3 min.
10. Fluff with fork, garnish and serve.