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.