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Thursday, 14 January 2010


Couscous Biryani/ Pulao
Ingredients
Couscous-400gms
Onion big( sliced)-1
Garlic cloves( sliced)-6
Green chilly( broken)-2 to 3
Broccoli( tiny florets)-1/2cup
Fresh/Frozen peas-1/2cup
Carrots( finely chopped)-1/2cup
Red chilly powder-2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala/ Curry powder-1tsp
Mint leaves-few( optional)
Coriander leaves-few( optional)
Salt to taste
Roasted peanuts-1/2cup
Cinnamon stick-1"
Green Cardamom-2
Cloves-5

Method
Heat oil in a pan, when hot add the cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves. When the aroma rises add the onions, green chilly and garlic, 
saute for few mins until onion turns pink. Add the vegetables and saute until the vegetables are half done. Now add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, mint leaves, coriander leaves and salt. Add about 4 cups of water and bring the mixture to boil. Add the couscous when the mixture is boiling, stir and cover the pan with lid. Simmer the heat and cook the couscous for about 8 mins. When the couscous is done finally add the roasted peanuts and serve hot with Mixed Raita.

Mixed Raita
Ingredients
Yogurt/Curd-1cup
Onion small( chopped)-1
Green chilly( minced)-1
Carrot( minced)-2tbsp
Cucumber( minced)-2tbsp
Salt to taste

Method
In a small bowl add the above said raita ingredients and mix well. Serve with any kind of Pulao or Biryani. 

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