This dish is very new for me. I tried it only recently. The reason for trying this dish is my friend and collegue named Sascha. He prepared a similar dish with couscous. The dish was very attractive for me because the individual coucous grains were seperate and they looked lovely. It tasted great too. Before, I have tasted couscous a few times but I did not like it. But Sascha's preparation was awesome and so I enquired about the recipe. He explained to me how he prepared and I modified it to suit my Indian taste buds. Need not to say, the recipe turned out great. I have become a huge fan of it. Try it and I am sure if you prepare it this way you will love it.
Mustard, jeers and channa dhal - 1/2 tspn each for tempering
Taste enhancing tips for this recipe : For one cup of couscous I used on cup of water. But remember that I used a quick-cook version. Make sure you too buy the same. The instruction on the packet said, for one cup of couscous add two cups of water. But when I first prepared like that it became sticky. So one cup of boiled water is enough to cook one cup of couscous. I added saffron for the colour it imparts. The main part is the amount of watre to use and I hope I clarified it. You need not have to cook the couscous for a longer time in the pan. Remember the couscous is already cooked. You are just tempering it with onions and other ingredients. The main point is to make the couscous fluffy and not mushy. If you succeed in it then the dish will turn awesome. Happy cooking !!! and have a beautiful week ahead!!