Couscous Pulao | Couscous With Bell Peppers

  Couscous is traditionally served with vegetables and meat or it can be prepared as a salad too. It is quick and easy to prepare, will be ready in less then 5 minutes. Couscous taste great with chick peas  or chicken curry. Today i am sharing  an easy and delicious pulao or upma with couscous.

Couscous Pulao/ Couscous Upma


  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers ,cut in strips
  • 2 garlics, crushed
  • 2 whole dry red chillies
  • 1 ts chicken masala
  • salt, as needed
  • coriander leaves , to garnish


Microwave 1 cup couscous and  1 cup water adding butter and salt for 2 to 3 minutes. Fluff with a fork and
set aside. Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds and chillies. Add onions  and garlic. Saute till raw smell of garlic goes away.. Add bell peppers  and chicken masala, mix well and roast for few minutes.  To this add cooked couscous and mix well. Cook covered on low for 2 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.



Tina said...

Yummy yummy pulav..

Priya said...

Excellent twist to usual pulao,simply inviting..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Quick and filling pulav...Nice photos

Hamaree Rasoi

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and healthy pulao,looks so inviting..

Jenn Kendall said...

this looks delicious! and beautiful!

Hema said...

Delicious, nice way to use couscous..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

beautiful and yummy!

jeyashrisuresh said...

never tried couscous so far, sounds simple and nice

Dinner at Six Thirty said...

Wow. I can make this as a side dish for my roasted meat. Thanks!

Julie said...

Never tried couscous pulao,looks inviting!!

Rush in your "Mint & Coriander seeds" entries(EP Series-Apr)
Erivum Puliyum

Zainab said...

Looks tempting.... Never tried evr!!! It looks as if its calling out my name...!!

Poornima Nair said...

Healthy and delicious!

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