Couscous and Vegetable Medley
By :Meeta Arora
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Israeli Couscous cooked with vegetables of choice in Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. Enjoy it as a side or salad.
Votes: 3
Rating: 3.67
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Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Israeli
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Couscous, Garam Masala, Vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves or Tej Patta
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 1 3/4 cup couscous Isreali
  • 1 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • cilantro to garnish
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Israeli
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Couscous, Garam Masala, Vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves or Tej Patta
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 1 3/4 cup couscous Isreali
  • 1 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • cilantro to garnish
Votes: 3
Rating: 3.67
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Instructions
  1. Heat the Instant Pot in Sauté mode and add olive oil to it. Add the bay leaves and onions. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the bell peppers and carrots. Sauté for one more minute.
  3. Add the couscous, water, garam masala and salt. Stir well.
  4. Change the instant pot setting to manual mode for 2 minutes. When the instant pot beeps, do 10 minutes natural pressure release. This means release the pressure manually 10 minutes after the beep.
  5. Fluff the couscous, it is fully cooked. Mix in the lemon juice. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.
Recipe Notes
  1. Prepare with vegetables of your choice. I used bell peppers, carrots and onions, which I had at home. Other options are cauliflower, broccoli, edamame and green peas.
  2. If you like, you can add more spices, I wanted to keep the spices light so my daughter could eat it.
3 replies
  1. No Pressure
    No Pressure says:

    The original recipe was a little mild for me. I tweaked it slightly, upping the spice level a little bit. More garam masala, some garlic, black pepper snd chile powder. I sliced the carrot instead of grating it, and toasted the couscous before adding the water. A little bit of lime juice and fresh basil and mint as garnish.

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