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How To Make Couscous?

hi guys.i fell in love with couscous in the northern part of the country unfortunately i have no idea about how to make it.please could someone in the house help me with a couscous recipe(s).thanks

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It consists of spherical granules made by rolling and shaping moistened semolina wheat and then coating them with finely ground wheat flour. The finished grains are about 1 mm in diameter before cooking.

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@leilah

thanks but whats it made from, corn?

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its a form of semolina

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Hi Camille, sorry you need to mix it with the fork twice as follows: yes you do mix little oil and salt into it when its dry (b4 u add water).

1. After you let it set for two mins covered with something (just before you microwave it for two mins)

2.Then after you microwave it for two mins it should be soft then so you can seperate the grains once more then.

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Your welcome.  I mean just a dash of oil in the cous cous.

Cous cous al maghribi:

You will need:

oil (either groundnut or olive oil for this dish)

Little salt

knorr chicken cubes (about five or six)

some chicken leg pieces

one whole bulb of garlic ie about nine or ten cloves

one onion

black pepper

one or two if you wish of hot peppers

three carrots

two potatoes

one small can tomatoe paste or about three tablespoons of it.

one can of chick peas (aka garbanzo beans)

One Zucchini aka a courgette(optional)

Wash and season the chicken with maggi/knorr chicken

meanwhile peel the carrots and potatoes and slice the potatoes in four quarters

chopp carrots (in whatever style you like I like to slice it across half way, then down and down again (put aside)

heat little oil in a pot

chopp and add onion to the hot oil

chop garlic and add

brown them for about a minute then add the chicken and brown that a little too for a few minutes

add some salt

some black pepper and hot peper (or hot chilli powder 1 tablespoon)

then add in the tomatoe paste mix it around so that the chicken has paste on it.

now you add water (fill the pot up with half water so that there will be enough for vegetables to cook in.

Now put the vegetables in.

meanwhile leave it to boil for half an hour ( make sure to stir it occasionally though)

it should thicken and look more stew like over time

now, after that half hour add one can chick peas

add the courgette (optional)

leave it to cook for another twenty mins.

*note This stew sauce is not supposed to be very thick and sharp like regular groundnut stew.

You can decide on your own consistency by adding or removing water, but the arabic way is that the sauce is sort of light and little bit runny becuase cous cous is dry and it kind of absorbs the sauce itself while you are eating it.

Make your cous cous and pour your stew over it.

You can also make this dish with lamb

or you can just use some curry powder insted of tomatoe paste.

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thanks leilah.sounds great only hope i can make it as good as u described.however i didn't get the oil part[how much oil do i put?do i turn everything together etc.].i would love those arabic stew recipes as well please.

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hmmm-----sounds yummy.

gotta try that tonight.

Thanks Leilah.

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I make that quite often. You make your stew sauce with lots of meat and veg and one bulb of garlic. Seperately you take one full cup of cous cous and pour it in a deep bowl put some salt and litle oil (not palm oil) then boil you kettle with boiling water and fill the same cup with boiling water plus another half a cup - so its one cup cous cous to one and a half cups of water. Pour the one and a half cups hot water on top of the cous cous and cover it for about two minutes. Then remove the cover off it and put the bowl of cous cous in the microwave for two minutes. take it out and seperate the grains with a fork and a little butter(optional) and pour you stew over it. I have recipes for arabic stews for cous cous if you like.

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