44 COUSCOUS VEG. UPMA

Couscous pronounced as kus kus is a very nutritious grain. We also get them in multi colours. To know more about couscous click here.In this recipe I have used the plain ones and have used with some veggies and made as upma. Sometimes I prepare it as plain upma and also as kichidi. Will post those 2 recipes gradually :)


Couscous - 2 cups
Onion - 1 chopped fine
Green chillies - 3 or 4 slit long
Ginger - 1/2 inch chopped/grated fine
Mixed vegetables - 3/4 cup( I have used a mix of colored bell peppers and greenpeas)
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp - 2 tbsp
Water - 3 cups

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dhal, cumin seeds and channa dhal... wait for few seconds till they splutter up and add chopped onions, fry till they are transparent and add chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till light brown and add the vegetables. Saute for another 4 - 5 mts till they soft but crisp. Next add water and salt. Allow it to boil very well till it bubbles up. Reduce flame and add the couscous( no need to keep stirring it as we do for rawa as it does not get sticky or form any lumps) slowly. Mix well and cover to cook for 3 -4 minutes. Swtich off flame and allow it to set for another 3 - 4 mts. Can also add some coriander leaves then mix and serve.

Sending this entry to EC's WYF: Breakfast
Also sending this below entry to the same event.

Whole Moong/Moong sprouts Upma


And also got these awards from Parita of Parita's world and Sanghi of Sanghi's Food Delights.
Thanks a lot Parita and Sanghi for thinking of me and passing on the awards dears. It really means a lot for me to get some awards from friends like you :D
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Just wanted to answer to their new questions
From Parita

Which is your favorite international cuisine ?
Mexican

Your favorite kitchen tool?
Spatula

From Sanghi
One vegetable you have not tasted yet?
Broccoli


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44 comments/Reactions:

Ramya said...

Yummy couscous upma!!Though ive heard abt it,havent tried making it..Looks like rava upma in texture though..

Varsha Vipins said...

yumm..that looks so colorful Padma..kids must have loved it right..:)

Padma said...

Thanks for the quick comments Ramya and Varsha :D

Bergamot said...

I love couscous a lot and this is great to try it...

kittymatti said...

wow! congrats! Good thinking! Im sure the upma would be delicous!

Sireesha said...

Healthy and nutritious uma padma:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

I am sure..it must have tasted very well...

Pooja said...

Wow a nice twist to regular upma! Looks so delicious!

Padma said...

Thanks Bergamot, Preethi, Sireesha, Sadhana/Muskaan and Pooja :)..
sure everyone it tasted great ...

Nandini said...

Wow! Upma looks colourful and healthy!

Sushma Mallya said...

nice presentation padma...looks nice and healthy....ideal for breakfast

Sanghi said...

Wow... simple tempting colorful upma dear! Try participating in my FIL-Milk event dear:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

different simple yummy upma

Valarmathi said...

Healthy upma. Looks different and yummy.

Pari said...

Very healthy and innovative Upma.

Sanghi said...

Do check my blog for ur awards and tags dear!

Subhie Arun said...

congrats yar..u deserve more..upma looks grt n colorful...nice click

Faiza Ali said...

The upma looks so colourful and healthy, Padma. I am sure kids will love it.

Priti said...

Nice entry.. looks so gud and congrats on your award

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely upma... Never tried it...
Congrats on the awards dear!

Vrinda said...

This is my son's fav but without any veggies..me too posted same long b4,looks yum and congrats on ur awards...

Priya said...

Woww Couscous upma looks amazing..congrats on ur award Padma:!

ganga said...

congrats dear......
couscous upma is new to me....

Srilakshmi said...

A very healthy twist to the boring Upma Padma! Looks so tasty :P and also Congratulations on your awards!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

healthy version..I have been wanting to start cooking healthier versions, but havent got arnd to it..this time i got some quinoa

Preety said...

i saw couscous recipes so many times but never get around to try one and making it with indian touch sounds good

Superchef said...

whwnever i make cous-cous for dinner, both AJ and I say it tastes like upma and now reading your post, I wonder how i missed making upma with it :D

Shri said...

Congratulations your award,Padma!It looks very delicious and colorful.

Sanghi said...

Pls check now for the awards, now i have reposted..! Sorry for the mistake dear!

Uma said...

that's a nutrition packed upma! looks yummy! congrats on the awards.

Parita said...

Healthy and colorful, i got to buy some couscous soon!

EC said...

Thanks a lot Padma for both these delicious and healthy breakfast ideas

lata raja said...

An innovative upma Padma. Thanks for sharing the tip about no need to stir.

Purva Desai said...

I usually make salad from couscous......but Upma sounds really interesting......thanks for sharing

Ann said...

Wow Padma,thats a different Upma with all rich garnish..I havenot tried with couscous yet..

rekhas kitchen said...

wow very healthy and colorful upma padma looks tempting.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Both the upma's are healthy and yummy. Looks so colourful. And one question where do we get this 'Couscous', any particular store?

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Thanks for the info, let me check out in those places. Thankyou once again.

renuga said...

hi padma looks colorful and yummy,but i have one doubt wht is the name os couscous in tamil

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds like a healthy breakfast! Looks delicious and filling as well.

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

Sounds a healthy breakfast item Padma ..

meeso said...

Both are so healthy and looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Hi could u say me what is couscous in tamil...???

Padma said...

Hi
Do not know what it is called in Tamil.

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