Minty Couscous

Minty Couscous

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minty couscous is a healthy variant of the couscous salad inspired from Middle Eastern cuisine. Learn how to make Indian style couscous.

To make minty couscous, clean and wash the broken wheat thoroughly. Combine the broken wheat and milk in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till it is tender. Keep aside to cool slightly. Combine all the ingredients, including the cooked broken wheat, in a deep bowl and mix gently. Refrigerate for at least half an hour. Serve lemon mint couscous chilled.

Although it sounds very exotic, couscous is nothing but broken wheat cooked in water or milk, something that everybody can prepare easily at home. A traditional food of Northern Africa, minty couscous salad is a great source of protein and iron. These 2 nutrients are required to maintain cell health. A good level of iron in the body prevents anaemia.

Indian style couscous is a flavourful salad in which couscous is enhanced with chopped veggies, coriander and mint, along with a dash of lemon juice. The ingredients accompanying the couscous pull in sufficient Vitamin C to enhance the absorption of iron and improve blood circulation.

This lemon mint couscous is a good way of adding some fibre to your diet as well. This key nutrient benefits diabetics as well as heart patients. This healthy minty couscous salad is brimming with many antioxidants too! From ‘allium’ in spring onions to ‘lycopene’ in tomatoes, these antioxidants are a means of fighting free radicals in our body and in turn protecting our body organs.

The use of olive oil in this Indian style couscous is beneficial as it is a good source of MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) which helps reduce inflammation in the body. It is one of the healthiest oils to use in making salads. Mint, one of its main ingredients, though used in small quantities lends a fresh herby touch to this salad.

Tips for minty couscous. 1. Cook the broken wheat at step 1 till it is parboiled and not overcooked. 2. Remember to cool the cooked broken wheat before adding all the other ingredients.

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Minty Couscous recipe - How to make Minty Couscous

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Minty Couscous
2 tbsp chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1/2 cup broken wheat (dalia)
1 cup low fat milk , 99.7 % fat-free
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped spring onions
1/4 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste

Method
For minty couscous

    For minty couscous
  1. To make minty couscous, clean and wash the broken wheat thoroughly.
  2. Combine the broken wheat and milk in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till it is tender. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  3. Combine all the ingredients, including the cooked broken wheat, in a deep bowl and mix gently.
  4. Refrigerate for at least half an hour.
  5. Serve the minty couscous chilled.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Cook the broken wheat at step 1 till it is parboiled and not overcooked.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy157 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates18.6 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat6.2 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium14.1 mg
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Reviews

Minty Couscous
 on 02 Mar 19 07:12 PM
5

Minty Couscous
 on 09 Sep 10 10:52 AM
5

Couscous has a Low glycemic index of 18. It’s 85% carbs, 14% protein, 1% fat. Very healthy as the salad will burn slowly in your body and keep you full.