Couscous is a very common ingredient found in Mediterranean salads. I decided to try out a soup out of it. So here is a healthy one-pot meal of couscous soup which is full of flavour and is a wholesome treat. I prepared it in a curried form along with some coriander and mint leaves. The addition of stock gives a very unique taste. You can also use some maggi soup cubes. This nutritious soup when had with a dash of lime gives an extra zing to it.
- 1/2 cup couscous
- handful of coriander leaves, chopped
- handful of mint leaves, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tsp. ginger, chopped
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- salt to taste
- pepper power to taste
- 4 cups stock / water
- lime juice to taste
Add 1/2 cup hot water to the couscous and let it stand covered for 15 minutes. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and saute the onion, garlic and ginger till light brown in colour.
Add the couscous, 4 cups stock, salt, pepper powder, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
When cool, blend it to a puree. Just before serving, heat through and serve with a dash of lime.