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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Couscous & Chickpeas Salad



          A healthy and a nutritious salad of couscous and chickpeas cooked in an Indian style. This can be had as a one dish meal for a light dinner. It is very wholesome and can be also relished as a lunch box meal.





  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1/2 cup kabuli chana (white chickpeas / garbanzo beans), boiled
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  • slit green chilies to garnish


          Add 1/2 cup hot water to the couscous. Cover and leave aside for 10 minutes. Flake it with a fork and keep aside.

          Heat oil in a non-stick pan and temper with the mustard seeds. Saute the onion and garlic till light brown.

          Add the boiled chickpeas, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and pepper powder. Saute for a minute. Add the couscous and combine well. Serve, garnished with slit green chilies.









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