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Friday, 29 August 2014

Couscous & Bell Pepper Salad

          It is quite an easy and quick salad that can be made into a jiffy. Quite filling and nutritious, it can be had by every one. It can be stuffed into parathas too and rolled up for a quick lunch  As it is made of wheat, it is very healthy and can be substituted for white rice. Other ingredients, like boiled and shredded chicken pieces, cucumber, corn, grated carrots, etc can also be added.

  • 1/4 cup couscous
  • 1 capsicum, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fried chana dal (Bengal gram)
  • 1 tbsp. mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves
  • 1 green chilies, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. yoghurt
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil   

          Soak the couscous, covered in 1/4 cup hot water for 10 minutes. Fluff it up with a fork. Keep aside. Mix the yoghurt with olive oil, salt and turmeric powder. Keep aside.

          Mix the couscous with capsicum, fried chana dal, mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chilies. Just before serving, pour the dressing over it and toss well. Serve along with some soup for a light dinner.

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