Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Couscous with Soy Granules

Hello everyone!! After all the Diwali festivities, it’s once again time for blog hopping. This week I am paired with Shafa of Schmetterling Words. The name of the blog itself intrigued me. I looked for the meaning of her blog. Schmetterling means butterfly in German. Thanks to Radhika’s blog hopping I hopped on to her blog for the first time. I first thought of baking something from her blog, but then I stuck to my first choice of dish made of Couscous. I changed it up to use soy granules instead of minced meat. This dish was very flavorful and got great reviews from friends at the potluck party. So here I present to you Couscous with Soy, with a great Joy. J

Beautiful afternoon sun lighting up the dish. :o)

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 15 min. | Cooking Time: 15 min.

  • Soya Granules – 1 cup
  • Couscous – 1 cup (About 250gm.)
  • Butter - 2 tbsp.
  • Onion – 1 large, sliced in thin strips.
  • Garlic – 4, minced.
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric – a pinch
  • Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp.
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp.
  • Coriander/ Cilantro leaves – a handful, chopped
  • Mint Leaves – a handful, chopped
  • Roasted Pistachios – chopped coarsely
  • Lemon Juice – 1½ tbsp.
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste

Method of Preparation:

~ First prepare Couscous – Place couscous in a large microwavable bowl. Add salt to taste and butter. Gently mix. Add water to just cover the couscous. Microwave high for 4 minutes. Let it stand for few minutes, take it out and gently fluff with fork and set aside.

~ Now prepare the soy granules – Place 3 cups of water in a microwavable bowl. Add salt and microwave high for 2 minutes. Be careful when you take the boiling water out, now put the soy granules in it and leave it for about 10 minutes. Squeeze out all the water thoroughly and set aside.

~ Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and fry for few seconds.
~ Add onions and sauté till onion is translucent.
~ Add minced garlic, turmeric, coriander powder, chili powder and salt.
~ Add prepared soy granules and fry for few minutes. (about 3 min.)
~ Add lemon juice and mint leaves.
~ Reduce the heat to low, add couscous and mix everything thoroughly. Adjust the salt if required.
~ Serve it hot garnished with roasted pistachios and coriander leaves.

Check out my previous blog hop entries

This is off to Radhika’s blog hop event.

And Kalyani's 100 Days of Global Food Festival event
Kavi's HCC - Healthy Lunch event


  1. Yumm and healthy Couscous with Soy Granules Recipe Dear.Healthy Combo.

  2. yummy healthy inviting couscous

  3. couscous and soya delicious combination looks wonderful

  4. Couscous looks yummy and tempting. Perfect for breakfast.

  5. such an healthy meal with soy.. too good..

  6. Awesome looking cous cous. They look like small pearls. Lovely.:)

  7. Nice recipe...Healthy and yummy...

  8. Great combo. Very healthy n tasty.

  9. Wat an inviting dish, never combined soya with couscous..delicious!

  10. I have a box of couscous. Bookmarked this. I am planning to make this:-)looks lovely

  11. Hey! interesting idea! :) And really healthy too! Pls link it to my healthy cooking challenge if possible. :)
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  12. This is a very healthy combo Sumi. First click is so good da.

  13. Lovely n delicious recipe..unique combination !!!

  14. Thank you everyone for kind words. It was perfectly healthy and delicious.. @Kavi - linked it up. :o)

  15. Loved this veggie couscous dish.

  16. ooh what a combo.Healthy indeed. Hey sumee tried out Neer dosa from ur blog. One of my fav. Dali saar too is my fav too..

  17. Hi sumee
    First time here,loved your space n thanx for your wonderful comment at my space :)
    This is such a healthy n yummy recipe...never tried this combo n it looks inviting...glad to be one of your driving force :) n hope u too will join my space n support me :) thank you !!!

  18. Hey Sumee, this is a fabulous idea for Couscous. Soya granules is an apt replacement for minced meat. Am glad you liked it. :)

    Presentation makes me hungry. Next time, I too would try with Soy. :)

  19. I am a BIG fan couscous n this one one sounds super duper delicious n healthy at the same time!

  20. very healthy and delicious, i love soya in anything and this sounds great..

  21. Sounds delicious....Your new follower.Also check this blog for Blog Events....
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  22. Delightful looking granules. Thanks a lot for visiting mysite and place your wonderful comments.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  23. A simple dish turned exotic. Bookmarked this one for my son who is having to cook his own food now at college and wants to eat healthy! Thanks for stopping by.

  24. sounds very interesting!

  25. Extremely tempting and colourful

  26. What a great dish, so healthy and delicious
    mary x

  27. I too make couscous almost the same way.. Reg ur question on scones, I loved both the egg and eggless version equally..
    Krithi's Kitchen
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  28. Thanks so much for linking your entry/ies to my HCC event & making it a huge success! Find your entry in the EVENT ROUNDUP-I .
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  29. Very tasty recipe! Thanks for sharing.


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