Couscous on the run


  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1&3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 whole green cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • Salt as per taste


1. Set aside couscous and add all remaining items to water

2. Bring water to boil with all ingredients except couscous

3. Allow water to boil for 2-3 minutes on high flame this will reduce the water content to 1&1/2cup

4. Quickly rinse couscous in running water

5. Add the rinsed couscous to boiling water and stir all ingredients for 1/2 minute

6. Remove the pan from the stove and keep aside covered with a lid for 10 minutes

7. Now open the lid and stir.

Couscous is ready with flavorful spice. You can have it with salad or any meat curry/vegetarian dish.


  1. You can garnish it with red chili flakes or paprika, dry ginger and garlic powder

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