Sunday 26 June 2016

Tomato Couscous Soup

Couscous is an excellent meal when served along with meat and vegetables.Though this dish is quite famous here because of North African countries, couscous have their own place in French cuisine. Some of the popular French chefs have already tried to replicate this incredible dish in so many creative dishes. However nothing can beat the traditionally prepared North African style couscous. I came to know about this semolina through my brother in law who makes excellent Moroccan couscous. Then i tried my hands in making this fantastic dish, which is quite a royal food for us. Couscous is usually served with meats and a tomato based aromatic stew with loads of vegetables like carrot, zucchini, celery, turnips and cooked chickpeas.

Tomato & couscous Soup

You can dish out many interesting dishes out of this semolina and we love them in soup. I prepared this tomato couscous soup with mixed vegetables before few days for our evening dinner. Since this soup is quite filling, trust me a bowl of soup is quite enough to satisfy your hungry tummy. Since i have added some chopped vegetables to make this soup more healthy, kids enjoyed thoroughly and this soup is our family favourite now. Am sending this posts to this week's blogging marathon, as am running this week's theme with Kid's delight-Soups and salads.

4cups Vegetable stock
1cups Mixed vegetables
1/4cup Couscous (fine quality)
1no Onion (chopped)
1/2tsp Cumin seed
3nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
1cup Tomato paste
1tsp Dried herbs
Chopped coriander leaves
Pepper powder

Heat olive oil in a pan, let crack the cumin seeds, add the onions, crushed garlic cloves and sauté until they turns transculent.

Now add the mixed vegetables and saute for a while, add the tomato paste, dried herbs and bring it to boil.

Add the vegetable stock and cook in simmer with salt and pepper powder, finally add the couscous and cook for few seconds.

Put off the stove, dont disturb the soup and let the couscous gets well cooked.

Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy.

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Smruti Ashar said...

Wow such a flavorful soup, full of tasty and healthy ingredients!

Ritu Tangri said...

Soup looks great.. Must be tasting wondrous as well

Pavani said...

Tomato Soup looks so hearty & delicious. Adding couscous is a great idea.

Srivalli said...

Soup looks so good..never used couscous..

cookingwithsapana said...

Tomato couscous soup looks so delicious.

Usha said...

Soup is inviting!!