Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Soya-Couscous Pulao

1 ½ cup couscous
1 ¼ cup dried soya chunks, washed and pressure cooked until soft
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1”ginger chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups water
1 cup green piece (I used frozen)
1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
Salt to taste
1-2 tablespoon olive oil

  • Roast couscous in 1-2 tablespoon olive oil in a pressure cooker for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili, coriander, cumin,  garam masala and stir for 2 minutes in low flame.
  • Add tomatoes, onion, ginger, garlic, green piece, soya chunks,salt and mix well.
  • Add 3 cups of water,stir well and pressure cook until the cooker gives off 1 whistle.
  • Open the cooker after all pressure has been released.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of pav bhaji masala on top and stir well befor serving.
  • Serve hot with curd/pickle/curry of your choice.                              
       *You can use any vegetables of your choice.


  1. I've never tried cooking couscous...the pulao is interesting...

  2. Wow completely healthy with soya ,couscous and veg.Love the way u have used pav bhaji masala.

  3. To be honest, I have never cooked couscous before,maybe because we just our rice too much. I should try out soon and I think I have seen it in the hypermarkets. I like how you added soy chunks with the rest of the ingredients. Above all, I am tempted by the hints of the spices.

  4. Nice new recipe for me.. Worth a try .. Looks like a very healthy option too..


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