Couscous Upma


3/4 cup couscous
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup carrot, finely chopped
1/4 cup beans, finely chopped
1/4 cup potato, finely chopped
1/4 cup green peas
1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
2 green chillies,finely chopped
1 1/2 cup boiling water
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped


  1. In a bowl, take the couscous and add salt and mix well.
  2. Add the boiling water to the couscous , mix well and keep it covered for 10 minutes. Then fluff it with a fork and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add urad dal.
  4. When urad dal turns golden brown, add chopped onion, ginger , green chillies and curry leaves and saute well till onion turns  transparent.
  5. Add finely chopped carrot, beans, potato, peas and salt and cook covered until the vegetables are soft,stirring in between. (Sprinkle little water if needed).
  6. Add the couscous to this and mix gently. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot…

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