Thursday, August 15, 2013

Couscous Salad (Indian Independence Day Special)

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indian.
India completes 66 years of freedom since British left India. Since then India has come a long way. Countries across the globe have recognized it as a wealthy and rich country with a rich heritage culture and history that goes back more than some 10000 years. Although its a developing nation but aims to become developed by 2020.
On this special occasion i pay my respect to all the freedom fighters who led their lives in the path to attain freedom. Vande Mataram.
Today i prepared Couscous salad with a tricolor theme. This is a quick and super tasty salad. gets prepared in no time and tastes wonderful. I dedicate this recipe to Durga Shakti Nagpal ...A young and honest IAS officer who is fighting for justice in the country against Sand mafia.

Serves- 2
preparation time- 5 minutes
Cooking time - 10 minutes
Total time- 15 minutes
Level of difficulty- easy


  • Couscous- 200 g
  • French beans - 1 cup, cut into 1 inch
  • Carrot- 1, chopped
  • Mushroom- sliced- 5 buttons, medium size
  • Onions- 1, chopped
  • Butter- 1 Tbsp
  • Hot Water- 300 ml
  • Salt as per taste
  • Pepper- 1 Tsp, crushed
  • Oil- 1 Tbsp

  • In the hot water add salt and then the couscous. Cover and keep aside for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes scrape and add the butter. 
  • In a pan heat oil, add the mushroom and cook until tender, season with salt. Take out once done.
  • In the same pan add the chopped onions, saute until translucent. Now add the beans and carrot. Season with salt and cook until tender. Turn off the heat once done.
  • In a mixing bowl bring together couscous, mushroom and fried beans and carrot. Mix well.
Your couscous Salad is now ready to be served. 
Happy cooking and Jai Hind!!!!!!!!

By- Sushmita Pandit


  1. We seldom eat couscous, in fact I have never cooked it before. Yet, I can see how delicious the dish is with the colors from the veggies. Maybe I will try with rice.

  2. Happy Independence day. A healthy and colorful dish.

  3. Wow Sush love ur idea of adding couscous to make the tri color.

  4. That's a love;y tribute.. Healthy & yummy salad :)

  5. Whoa!! This looks invitingly colourful!!
    Happy Independence day!!

  6. wow colorful salad :) and love the idea of using couscous for making this delicious salad for independence day :)

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