Couscous Upma

Today I wanted to make something different, easy and healthy. Found couscous in kitchen and made Upma with Couscous for dinner. Couscous is nutritious, healthy and tasty.

Try this new recipe and let me know how it turned out.


1 cup Couscous
1 cup water
1 small potato
1 carrot
1 small onion
1 small tomato
1 tbsp of cashew nuts (optional)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp chana dal(split chickpeas)
2 tbsp oil ( I used extra virgin Olive oil)
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
salt as per taste
curry leaves
3 green chilies (As per your spice level. You can ignore chilies if you want mild)

Prep time: 20mts


Finely chop all the vegetables.
In a pan add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, chana dal and cashews. Once mustard seeds splatters add curry leaves, chilies and finely chopped ginger. After few seconds add onions. Keep it for 5 mts, now add remaining vegetables and cook for 10 more mts.

Once the vegetables are 80% cooked add cous cous, salt and mix well. Now add water and cover it with a lid. It will take 6 to 8 mts to cook couscous.

The delicious and healthy couscous upma is ready to be served.


  1. I dont believe this! :o)
    will definitely make it!

  2. oh wow! this is so creative, looks very nutritious! there is an award for you in my blog, please get it :)

  3. yum recipe Silaja, I try something similar too :)

  4. thanks Priya for comments and the award

  5. It has come out so good.I too have some recipes check it out when time permits...........

  6. Thanks Sailaja. Your blog is awesome..