ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,
I finally decided to try preparing this dish , I alway see the couscous box and say to myself ‘ I want to try this one Day ‘ and that one day is today finally .
A while back when I was still a working class , 1 of my colleagues were Moroccan and every now and then On Fridays she use to prepare this couscous dish in a tagine filled with veggies and meat , this use to be yum ! I may explain 🙂 so I decided to give it a try .
1/2 kg steak or leg mutton ( washed and cut )
3 to 4 garlic cloves ( stamp in down with a spoon and pinch salt to help the flavor)
1 tsp red chilli paste
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp all spice
1 tsp crushed dhana / dhana powder
1 tsp jeeru powder
crushed red chillies
1 bay leaf
1 tbsl vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
salt to taste
1/2 chopped tomato
1 sachet tomato paste
1 cup couscous ( cook as per box instruction )
1 potato ( cut into 4 or 6 )
1 sweet potato ( cut as desired )
1/4 cubed butternut
Wash clean and cut meat .
Sliced onion and prepare the garlic cloves .
Slightly brown the onion add the garlic and the chilli paste . Now add the meat
Prepare the spices by mixing everything together and adding this to the meat .
Allow meat to cook , let all the water burn out , if necessary add more water and cook further until meat is tender . Now add the 1/2 chopped tomatoes and tomato paste , allow to cook for atleast 5 minutes .
In the meantime , steam the veggies in a saucepan until nearly soft .
Now that the meat and veggies are cooked , add all the veggies into the meat and mix this well .
Steam couscous as per box instructions either in a pot or a tagine.
If you have used a tagine remove the whole top layer of couscous in a bowl .
Now layer the meat and veggies that you have prepared into the middle and on top of the couscous .
Take the remaining couscous and cover the meat and veggies .
Close the tagine or the pot you using , in a preheated oven place the tagine , heat for 5 to 10 minutes and this is ready to serve .
HAPPY COOKING 🙂