Algerian Couscous with Vegetables

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Algerian Couscous with Vegetables


To mark the occasion of the anniversary of the first month of my blog I am publishing my own couscous recipe as a thank you to everyone who has supported me and encouraged me, at  their head my friend Soulef... Amour de cuisine.., my mum and my sister. A big thank you to Radia juju of Canada for her daily advice as well as all the bloggers who have much welcome me in this new world. Thanks to all the girls of the fofo Naima, Mimi, Malikos,Sam, Sousou,  Nabila, etc. .. and all my facebook friends. I confess that I haven't  spent much time in front of my computer since I finished my PhD a few years ago. I wanted to document my recipes for ages , the desire was in my head for a long time  but I needed a Click and finally I am putting in the work with the help of Soulef, I know that this has not been easy, neither for me nor for her, lol, but I finally did it.  Please browse through my recipes and even try them, it will not take too much time as most of them are quick and easy to make.


Pieces of meat
750g couscous
1 large onion
2 courgettes
2 carrots
2 parsnips
2 potatoes
2  tomatoes cut into small pieces
1 handful chickpeas
1tbsp tomato paste
4 tbsp of oil
salt, pepper
1 / 2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 / 2 teaspoon Paprika


In a saucepan, saute the meat, grated onion, salt, black pepper, in 4 tbsp of oil
Add tomatoes, tomato paste and paprika, simmer
Add 1 liter of water
when the meat is half cooked, add the vegetables and chickpeas
Continue cooking

Wet and drain the couscous,   add 1 tablespoon oil, Rub couscous well between your hands using a circular raking motion untill all the grains are seperate. Then put it in a couscousier  over boiling water, making sure the couscous is lump free.
Once steamed, remove from couscousier, wet again with 1/2 cup water and salt.
Let stand for 30 minutes.
Return to steam a second time.
Remove from couscousier, place in a bowl and add butter.

Put the couscous in a serving dish and drizzle with sauce and meat.

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Comment on this post 12/24/2014 13:29

Your first recipe is just awesome. Using a few of the ingredients, this dish is made to taste awesome. It may take more time to make this dish, but, after cooking it, the worth of this recipe is known to you. I think this dish would be more suitable and preferred by a vegetarian. I would also make a note of this
recipe in I would surely make this recipe this weekend for sure.

samira 03/15/2010 23:29

ohhhhhhhhhhh raw3a ton couscous un vrai delice

meriem 03/09/2010 22:08

chahitiniiiiiiiiii , bessahtekoummmmmmmmmmmmm.

Celeste 03/09/2010 19:11

Melissami: Congratulations on your first month of your blog.Your recipes are very good and you have an excellent supporter Soulef, a very dear friend of mine and I appreciate her very much.This
couscous is great, save me a little.Keep on!!!!!

Nadjibella 03/09/2010 16:36

Un couscous qui parait délicieux.
Je n'aurai pas dit non à une assiette.
A bientôt.