Curried Couscous

    20 min

    This is a wonderful way to serve couscous. The combination of curry, raisins and toasted almonds go spectacularly well. It's perfect when served with lamb or any other barbecued meat.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 260g couscous
    • 750ml chicken stock
    • 1 tablespoon curry powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 80g raisins
    • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • 55g flaked almonds, toasted

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Pour couscous into a bowl. Mix chicken stock, curry powder, salt, pepper, olive oil and raisins in a saucepan and bring to the boil; remove from heat.
    2. Pour the boiling liquid over the couscous. Seal the bowl with cling film and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. Top with coriander and almonds.

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    this is a simple, delicious recipe. However, if you have salt in your chicken broth already, i would not add any more salt at all. With the 2tsp of salt PLUS the salt in my chicken broth, the dish was much too salty. I will not add the 2tsp of salt next time.  -  11 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe deserves more than five stars for absolute brilliance--I would've never thought to put curry in couscous! My family was very skeptical as I was making this but we ended up with no leftovers. As per other reviewers, I added some fresh garlic, cumin, and a bag of frozen veggies. Will be making again soon.  -  30 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a second review - OK - made this again, and even better! For a double recipe, I took 12 wings and browned them on both sides. Add a chopped onion, bell pepper, carrots - saute till tender. Mix 2T curry, 1t turmeric, 1t cumin, 1t garlic, 1t onion powder, 1t oregano, 1/2t red pepper, 1/2t allspice, 1/2t cloves and mix into 2C hot water. Pour into skillet, cover, and simmer until chicken is done, turning occasionally. Toss in raisins, 2 cups water and 1 1/2C couscous. Cook until done!! WOW!  -  05 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)