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COUSCOUS WITH A VARIATION |MOROCCAN DISH

COUSCOUS WITH A VARIATION |MOROCCAN DISH

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 .

INGREDIENTS

1/2 kg steak or leg mutton ( washed and cut )

1 onion

Olive oil

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 )

vegetables :

1 potato ( cut into 4 or 6 )

1 sweet potato ( cut as desired )

1/4 cubed butternut

1 carrot

method

Wash clean and cut meat .

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Sliced onion and prepare the garlic cloves .

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Slightly brown the onion add the garlic and the chilli paste . Now add the meat

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Prepare the spices by mixing everything together and adding this to the meat .

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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 .

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In the meantime , steam the veggies in a saucepan until nearly soft .

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Now that the meat and veggies are cooked , add all the veggies into the meat and mix this well .

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Steam couscous as per box instructions either in a pot or a tagine.

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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 .

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Take the remaining couscous and cover the meat and veggies .

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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 .

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HAPPY COOKING 🙂